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Genesis 22:16

    Genesis 22:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and said, By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Saying, I have taken an oath by my name, says the Lord, because you have done this and have not kept back from me your dearly loved only son,

    Webster's Revision

    and said, By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,

    World English Bible

    and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 22:16

    By myself have I sworn - So we find that the person who was called the angel of the Lord is here called Jehovah; See note on Genesis 22:2. An oath or an appeal to God is, among men, an end to strife; as God could swear by no greater, he sware by himself: being willing more abundantly, says the apostle, to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, he confirmed it by an oath, that two immutable things, (his Promise and his Oath), in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us. See Hebrews 6:13-18.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 22:16

    22:16 Because thou hast done this thing, and hast not with - held thy son, thine only son - He lays a mighty emphasis upon that, and Ge 22:18, praises it as an act of obedience, in it thou hast obeyed my voice. By myself have I sworn - For he could swear by no greater.