Genesis 22:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 22:15, NIV: "The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time"

Genesis 22:15, ESV: "And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven"

Genesis 22:15, KJV: "And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,"

Genesis 22:15, NASB: "Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven,"

Genesis 22:15, NLT: "Then the angel of the LORD called again to Abraham from heaven."

Genesis 22:15, CSB: "Then the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven"

What does Genesis 22:15 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Previously, Abraham had taken his son, Isaac, to a particular mountain at God's command. There, so far as Abraham knew, he was to sacrifice his son to God (Genesis 22:1–2). Abraham's decision to trust that God had something unseen in mind was rewarded: God intervenes to prevent Isaac from being harmed (Genesis 22:11–12). The long-awaited son of Abraham and Sarah has been spared. The ram has been provided by God and offered in Isaac's place (Genesis 22:13–14). Abraham has named the mountain "The LORD will provide."

This encounter with God is not over, yet. The angel of the Lord—the Lord Himself—has more to say to Abraham. He calls down a second time.