Genesis 22:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 22:19, NIV: "Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba."

Genesis 22:19, ESV: "So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beersheba. And Abraham lived at Beersheba."

Genesis 22:19, KJV: "So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba."

Genesis 22:19, NASB: "So Abraham returned to his young men, and they got up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham lived in Beersheba."

Genesis 22:19, NLT: "Then they returned to the servants and traveled back to Beersheba, where Abraham continued to live."

Genesis 22:19, CSB: "Abraham went back to his young men, and they got up and went together to Beer-sheba. And Abraham settled in Beer-sheba."

What does Genesis 22:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This is the final verse in the story of Abraham's obedience in his willingness to sacrifice his only son at God's command. Abraham has seen God's goodness proven over and over, so he trusts that God has some good outcome in mind. And, as expected, God intervenes to stop Isaac from being harmed, while providing an animal sacrifice (Genesis 22:11–13). When the ritual is completed, Abraham and Isaac go back down the mountain, to meet Abraham's two servants. The small company travels together back to Abraham's home in Beersheba.

Though Abraham might not have known exactly what would happen when he left these two servants to go up the mountain, he was right: "I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you" (Genesis 22:5).