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... Genesis 23
Even the New Testament talks about Abraham! Check out Hebrews 11:17-19.
DO YOU REALLY TRUST M
Did Abraham really trust God? God had Abraham build
an altar (probably out of stones) to sacrifice his son on.
Would he do it? Would God step in at the last minute?
Check out GENESIS 22:1-19 to see what happened.
Are there times it’s hard for you to
trust God? Think of a time.
Find a stone
that fits in
Write or draw something
on the stone that reminds
you of when it’s tough to
seashore. Your descendants will conquer the
cities of their enemies. 18And through your
descendants all the nations of the earth will
be blessed—all because you have obeyed me.”
19 Then they returned to the servants and traveled back to Beersheba, where Abraham continued to live.
20Soon after this, Abraham heard that Milcah,
his brother Nahor’s wife, had borne Nahor eight
sons. 21 The oldest was named Uz, the next oldest
was Buz, followed by Kemuel (the ancestor of the
Arameans), 22Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and
Bethuel. 23 (Bethuel became the father of Rebekah.) In addition to these eight sons from Milcah,
24Nahor had four other children from his concubine Reumah. Their names were Tebah, Gaham,
Tahash, and Maacah.
The Burial of Sarah
When Sarah was 127 years old, 2she died at
Kiriath-arba (now called Hebron) in the land of
Canaan. There Abraham mourned and wept for
3 Then, leaving her body, he said to the Hittite
Keep the stone
in your pocket
to remind you
to trust God
elders, 4“Here I am, a stranger and a foreigner
among you. Please sell me a piece of land so I can
give my wife a proper burial.”
5 The Hittites replied to Abraham, 6“Listen,
my lord, you are an honored prince among us.
Choose the finest of our tombs and bury her
there. No one here will refuse to help you in this
7 Then Abraham bowed low before the Hittites 8and said, “Since you are willing to help
me in this way, be so kind as to ask Ephron son of
Zohar 9to let me buy his cave at Machpelah,
down at the end of his field. I will pay the full
price in the presence of witnesses, so I will have
a permanent burial place for my family.”
10Ephron was sitting there among the others,
and he answered Abraham as the others listened, speaking publicly before all the Hittite elders of the town. 11“No, my lord,” he said to
Abraham, “please listen to me. I will give you the
field and the cave. Here in the presence of my
people, I give it to you. Go and bury your dead.”
12Abraham again bowed low before the citizens of the land, 13and he replied to Ephron as
everyone listened. “No, listen to me. I will buy it