Γένεσις 22

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Μετὰ δὲ τὰ πράγματα ταῦτα ὁ Θεὸς ἐδοκίμασε τὸν Ἀβραάμ, καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν, Ἀβραάμ· ὁ δὲ εἶπεν, Ἰδού, ἐγώ.

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Καὶ εἶπε, Λάβε τώρα τὸν υἱὸν σου τὸν μονογενῆ, τὸν ὁποῖον ἠγάπησας, τὸν Ἰσαάκ, καὶ ὕπαγε εἰς τὸν τόπον Μοριά, καὶ πρόσφερε αὐτὸν ἐκεῖ εἰς ὁλοκαύτωμα, ἐπὶ ἑνὸς τῶν ὀρέων, τὸ ὁποῖον θέλω σοὶ εἰπεῖ.

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Σηκωθεὶς δὲ Ἀβραὰμ ἐνωρὶς τὸ πρωΐ, ἐσαμάρωσε τὴν ὄνον αὑτοῦ καὶ ἔλαβε μεθ᾿ ἑαυτοῦ δύο ἐκ τῶν δούλων αὑτοῦ καὶ Ἰσαὰκ τὸν υἱὸν αὑτοῦ· καὶ σχίσας ξύλα διὰ τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν, ἐσηκώθη καὶ ὑπῆγεν εἰς τὸν τόπον τὸν ὁποῖον εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν ὁ Θεός.

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τὴν δὲ τρίτην ἡμέραν ὑψώσας ὁ Ἀβραὰμ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὑτοῦ, εἶδε τὸν τόπον μακρόθεν.

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Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ Ἀβραὰμ πρὸς τοὺς δούλους αὑτοῦ, Σεῖς καθίσατε αὐτοῦ μετὰ τῆς ὄνου· ἐγὼ δὲ καὶ τὸ παιδάριον θέλομεν ὑπάγει ἕως ἐκεῖ· καὶ ἀφοῦ προσκυνήσωμεν, θέλομεν ἐπιστρέψει πρὸς ἐσᾶς.

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Καὶ λαβὼν ὁ Ἀβραὰμ τὰ ξύλα τῆς ὁλοκαυτώσεως, ἐπέθεσεν ἐπὶ τὸν Ἰσαὰκ τὸν υἱὸν αὑτοῦ· καὶ ἔλαβεν εἰς τὴν χεῖρα αὑτοῦ τὸ πῦρ, καὶ τὴν μάχαιραν, καὶ ὑπῆγον οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ.

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Τότε ἐλάλησεν ὁ Ἰσαὰκ πρὸς Ἀβραὰμ τὸν πατέρα αὑτοῦ καὶ εἶπε, Πάτερ μου. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν, Ἰδού, ἐγώ, τέκνον μου. Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ Ἰσαάκ, Ἰδού, τὸ πῦρ καὶ τὰ ξύλα· ἀλλὰ ποῦ τὸ πρόβατον διὰ τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν;

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Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ Ἀβραάμ, Ὁ Θεός, τέκνον μου, θέλει προβλέψει εἰς ἑαυτὸν τὸ πρόβατον διὰ τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν. Καὶ ἐπορεύοντο οἱ δύο ὁμοῦ.

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Ἀφοῦ δὲ ἔφθασαν εἰς τὸν τόπον τὸν ὁποῖον εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν ὁ Θεός, ᾠκοδόμησεν ἐκεῖ ὁ Ἀβραὰμ τὸ θυσιαστήριον καὶ διέθεσε τὰ ξύλα, καὶ δέσας τὸν Ἰσαὰκ τὸν υἱὸν αὑτοῦ ἔβαλεν αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον ἐπάνω τῶν ξύλων·

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καὶ ἐκτείνας ὁ Ἀβραὰμ τὴν χεῖρα αὑτοῦ, ἔλαβε τὴν μάχαιραν διὰ νὰ σφάξῃ τὸν υἱὸν αὑτοῦ.

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Ἄγγελος δὲ Κυρίου ἐφώνησε πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ εἶπεν, Ἀβραάμ, Ἀβραάμ. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν, Ἰδού, ἐγώ.

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Καὶ εἶπε, Μή ἐπιβάλῃς τὴν χεῖρά σου ἐπὶ τὸ παιδάριον, καὶ μή πράξῃς εἰς αὐτὸ μηδέν· διότι τώρα ἐγνώρισα ὅτι σὺ φοβεῖσαι τὸν Θεόν, ἐπειδή δὲν ἐλυπήθης τὸν υἱὸν σου τὸν μονογενῆ δι᾿ ἐμέ.

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Καὶ ὑψώσας ὁ Ἀβραὰμ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὑτοῦ εἶδε· καὶ ἰδού, κριὸς ὄπισθεν αὐτοῦ, κρατούμενος ἀπὸ τῶν κεράτων αὑτοῦ εἰς φυτὸν πυκνόκλαδον· καὶ ἐλθὼν ὁ Ἀβραάμ, ἔλαβε τὸν κριὸν καὶ προσέφερεν αὐτὸν εἰς ὁλοκαύτωμα ἀντὶ τοῦ υἱοῦ αὑτοῦ.

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Καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ Ἀβραὰμ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ τόπου ἐκείνου Ἰεοβὰ-ἰρέ· ὡς λέγεται καὶ τὴν σήμερον, Ἐν τῷ ὄρει ὁ Κύριος θέλει ἐμφανισθῆ.

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Καὶ ἐφώνησε δεύτερον ὁ ἄγγελος τοῦ Κυρίου πρὸς τὸν Ἀβραὰμ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ,

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καὶ εἶπεν, Ὥμοσα εἰς ἐμαυτόν, λέγει Κύριος, ὅτι, ἐπειδή ἔπραξας τὸ πρᾶγμα τοῦτο καὶ δὲν ἐλυπήθης τὸν υἱὸν σου, τὸν μονογενῆ σου,

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ὅτι εὐλογῶν θέλω σὲ εὐλογήσει, καὶ πληθύνων θέλω πληθύνει τὸ σπέρμα σου ὡς τὰ ἄστρα τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ὡς τὴν ἄμμον τὴν παρὰ τὸ χεῖλος τῆς θαλάσσης· καὶ τὸ σπέρμα σου θέλει κυριεύσει τὰς πύλας τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὑτοῦ·

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καὶ ἐν τῷ σπέρματί σου θέλουσιν εὐλογηθῆ πάντα τὰ ἔθνη τῆς γῆς· διότι ὑπήκουσας εἰς τὴν φωνήν μου.

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Καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν ὁ Ἀβραὰμ πρὸς τοὺς δούλους αὑτοῦ· καὶ σηκωθέντες, ὑπῆγον ὁμοῦ εἰς Βήρ-σαβεέ· καὶ κατῴκησεν ὁ Ἀβραὰμ ἐν Βήρ-σαβεέ.

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Μετὰ δὲ τὰ πράγματα ταῦτα, ἀνήγγειλαν πρὸς τὸν Ἀβραὰμ λέγοντες, Ἰδού, ἡ Μελχὰ ἐγέννησε καὶ αὐτή υἱοὺς εἰς τὸν Ναχὼρ τὸν ἀδελφὸν σου·

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τὸν Οὔζ πρωτότοκον αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὸν Βοὺζ ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὸν Κεμουήλ τὸν πατέρα τοῦ Ἀράμ,

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καὶ τὸν Κεσέδ, καὶ τὸν Ἀζαῦ, καὶ τὸν Φαλδές, καὶ τὸν Ἰελδάφ, καὶ τὸν Βαθουήλ.

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Ὁ δὲ Βαθουήλ ἐγέννησε τὴν Ῥεβέκκαν· τοὺς ὀκτὼ τούτους ἐγέννησεν ἡ Μελχὰ εἰς τὸν Ναχὼρ τὸν ἀδελφὸν τοῦ Ἀβραάμ.

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Καὶ ἡ παλλακή αὐτοῦ, ἡ ὀνομαζομένη Ῥευμά, ἐγέννησε καὶ αὐτή τὸν Ταβὲκ καὶ τὸν Γαὰμ καὶ τὸν Ταχὰς καὶ τὸν Μααχά.