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Translation Trouble – Gen 22.2

AV And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

NIV…Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.


There is a huge difference between

offering to sacrifice and actually

sacrificing one’s son.  If the NIV is

right, Abraham did NOT obey God –

he did not sacrifice Isaac.  If the AV

is right, Abraham did obey – he

offered and God stopped him. 

Both printings cannot be right. 

The NIV is wrong.

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