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Hebrews 11:17-18

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11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. He had received the promises, 1  yet he was ready to offer up 2  his only son. 11:18 God had told him, “Through Isaac descendants will carry on your name,” 3 

1 tn Here “received the promises” refers to the pledges themselves, not to the things God promised.

2 tn Grk “he was offering up.” The tense of this verb indicates the attempt or readiness to sacrifice Isaac without the actual completion of the deed.

3 tn Grk “in Isaac seed will be named for you.”

sn A quotation from Gen 21:12.



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