Genesis 22:4
New International Version
On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

New Living Translation
On the third day of their journey, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

English Standard Version
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

Berean Study Bible
On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

New American Standard Bible
On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.

King James Bible
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

Christian Standard Bible
On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

Contemporary English Version
Three days later Abraham looked off in the distance and saw the place.

Good News Translation
On the third day Abraham saw the place in the distance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

International Standard Version
On the third day he looked ahead and saw the place from a distance.

NET Bible
On the third day Abraham caught sight of the place in the distance.

New Heart English Bible
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Two days later Abraham saw the place in the distance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

New American Standard 1977
On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place afar off.

King James 2000 Bible
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

American King James Version
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

American Standard Version
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
on the third day; and Abraam having lifted up his eyes, saw the place afar off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And on the third day, lifting up his eyes, he saw the place afar off.

Darby Bible Translation
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar.

English Revised Version
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

World English Bible
On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place far off.

Young's Literal Translation
On the third day -- Abraham lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the place from afar;
Study Bible
The Offering of Isaac
3So Abraham got up early the next morning, saddled his donkey, and took along two of his servants and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had designated. 4On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5“Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told his servants. “The boy and I will go over there to worship, and then we will return to you.”…
Cross References
Genesis 22:3
So Abraham got up early the next morning, saddled his donkey, and took along two of his servants and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had designated.

Genesis 22:5
"Stay here with the donkey," Abraham told his servants. "The boy and I will go over there to worship, and then we will return to you."

Treasury of Scripture

Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

third.

Exodus 5:3
And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.

Exodus 15:22
So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.

Exodus 19:11,15
And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai…

saw.

1 Samuel 26:13
Then David went over to the other side, and stood on the top of an hill afar off; a great space being between them:







Lexicon
On the third
הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֗י (haš·šə·lî·šî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7992: Third, feminine a, third, a third, a third-story cell)

day
בַּיּ֣וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

Abraham
אַבְרָהָ֧ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation

looked up
וַיִּשָּׂ֨א (way·yiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

and saw
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the place
הַמָּק֖וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

in the distance.
מֵרָחֹֽק׃ (mê·rā·ḥōq)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious
(4) On the third day.--We may compare the patriarch's feelings during these two weary days of travel with those of Hagar as she wandered in the wilderness, and each day felt the death of her child growing nearer and more certain. But hers were human sorrows only, while Abraham was giving up the son on whom his spiritual hopes depended.

Afar off.--The summit called the Mountain of the House, usually identified with Mount Moriah, cannot be seen by a traveller from Beer-sheba at a greater distance than three miles (Stanley, Sinai and Palestine, p. 251). Hence it has been argued that some more widely conspicuous hill-top must be meant. But the phrase afar off is used very indefinitely, and three miles exactly agrees with what Abraham did. For he left the servants at the spot, and laid the wood on Isaac, and went the rest of the way on foot. It must have sorely taxed the strength of the lad to be compelled to carry the wood a distance of three miles; while to have carried it from the spot where Gerizim becomes visible would have been impossible.

In Isaac thus carrying the wood on which he was to be sacrificed, the Fathers discerned a type of Christ carrying his cross (John 19:17).

Verse 4. - Then on the third day - Jerusalem, being distant from Beersheba about twenty and a half hours' journey according to Robinson, could easily; be within sight on the third day - Abraham lifted up his eyes, - not implying that the object of vision was above him (cf. Genesis 13:10) - and saw the place (which Calvin conjectures he had previously beheld in vision) afar off. Though Mount Moriah cannot be seen by the traveler from Beersheba till within a distance of three miles (Stanley, 'Sinai and Palestine,' p. 251), the place or region where it is can be detected (Kalisch). 22:3-10 Never was any gold tried in so hot a fire. Who but Abraham would not have argued with God? Such would have been the thought of a weak heart; but Abraham knew that he had to do with a God, even Jehovah. Faith had taught him not to argue, but to obey. He is sure that what God commands is good; that what he promises cannot be broken. In matters of God, whoever consults with flesh and blood, will never offer up his Isaac to God. The good patriarch rises early, and begins his sad journey. And now he travels three days, and Isaac still is in his sight! Misery is made worse when long continued. The expression, We will come again to you, shows that Abraham expected that Isaac, being raised from the dead, would return with him. It was a very affecting question that Isaac asked him, as they were going together: My father, said Isaac; it was a melting word, which, one would think, should strike deeper in the heart of Abraham, than his knife could in the heart of Isaac. Yet he waits for his son's question. Then Abraham, where he meant not, prophesies: My son, God will provide a lamb for a burnt-offering. The Holy Spirit, by his mouth, seems to predict the Lamb of God, which he has provided, and which taketh away the sin of the world. Abraham lays the wood in order for his Isaac's funeral pile, and now tells him the amazing news: Isaac, thou art the lamb which God has provided! Abraham, no doubt, comforting him with the same hopes with which he himself by faith was comforted. Yet it is necessary that the sacrifice be bound. The great Sacrifice, which, in the fulness of time, was to be offered up, must be bound, and so must Isaac. This being done, Abraham takes the knife, and stretches out his hand to give the fatal blow. Here is an act of faith and obedience, which deserves to be a spectacle to God, angels, and men. God, by his providence, calls us to part with an Isaac sometimes, and we must do it with cheerful submission to his holy will, 1Sa 3:18.
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