Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.
Abraham assumed that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.
Abraham figured that if God wanted to, he could raise the dead. In a sense, that's what happened when he received Isaac back, alive from off the altar.
Judging that God was able to give life even to the dead; and because of this he did get him back as if from death.
He considered the fact that God is able even to raise someone from the dead—and figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.
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1 tn Grk “having reasoned,” continuing the ideas of v. 17.
2 tn Grk “in/by a symbol.”