By the Book | Genesis: Second Chance or Lucky Punch?
“. . . was unable to become pregnant . . .”
“I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be a to others.”
“Later Yahweh spoke to Abram in a vision, 'Abram, don’t be afraid! I will protect you and reward you greatly.' But Abram answered, 'Lord Yahweh, you have given me everything I could ask for, except children. And when I die, Eliezer of Damascus will get all I own. You have not given me any children, and this servant of mine will inherit everything.' Yahweh replied, 'No, he won’t! You will have a of your own, and everything you have will be his.'"
“I will her, and you will have a son by her. She will become the mother of nations, and some of her descendants will even be kings." Abraham fell facedown. Then he laughed and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a hundred-year-old man? Can Sarah, a ninety-year-old woman, give birth?”
“. . . he figured his body was as good as dead - and so was Sarah’s womb.”
“Yahweh was good to Sarah and kept His . Although Abraham was very old, Sarah had a son exactly at the time God had said. Abraham named his son Isaac, and when the boy was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, just as Yahweh had commanded. Abraham was a hundred years old when Isaac was born, and Sarah said, 'God has made me laugh. Now everyone will laugh with me. Who would have dared to tell Abraham that someday I would have a child? But in his old age, I have given him a son.'"
“Yahweh said, “Go get Isaac, your only son, the one you dearly ! Take him to the land of Moriah, and I will show you a mountain where you must sacrifice Him to Me on the fires of an altar.”
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