22:2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom
thou lovest, and get thee into the land of a Moriah; and
b offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the
mountains which I will tell thee of.
(a) Signifying the fear of God, in which place he was also
honoured, Solomon later building the temple there.
(b) This was the main point of his temptation, seeing that
he was commanded to offer up him in whom God had
promised to bless all the nations of the world.
22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the
ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and e
come again to you.
(e) He did not doubt that God would accomplish his promise,
even if he should sacrifice his son.
22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb
for a d burnt offering: so they went both of them
(d) The only way to overcome all temptation is to rest on
22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and
Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order,
and e bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon
(e) For it is likely that his father had told him God's
commandment, to which he showed himself obedient.
22:12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do
thou any thing unto him: for now I f know that thou
fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine
only [son] from me.
(f) That is, by your true obedience you have declared your
22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as
it is said [to] this day, In the mount of the LORD it
shall g be seen.
(g) The name is changed to show that God both sees and
provides secretly for his and also evidently is seen,
and felt in the right time.
22:16 And said, By h myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for
because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld
thy son, thine only [son]:
(h) Signifying, that there is none greater then he.
22:24 And his i concubine, whose name [was] Reumah, she bare
also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
(i) Concubine is often used to refer to those women who
were inferior to the wives.