1 tn Heb “Do not extend your hand toward the boy.”
2 tn Heb “and he said, ‘Do not extend…’”; the referent (the angel) has been specified in the context for clarity. The order of the introductory clause and the direct discourse has been rearranged in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 sn For now I know. The test was designed to see if Abraham would be obedient (see v. 1).
4 sn In this context fear refers by metonymy to obedience that grows from faith.
5 tn Heb “By myself I swear.”
6 tn Heb “the oracle of the