GENESIS
Chapter 23

Sarah's death

23:1 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjatharba ; the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

Purchase of Machpelah


23:3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke unto the sons of Heth, saying,
23:4 I [am] a stranger and a sojourner with you give me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
23:5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
23:6 Hear us, my lord you [are] a mighty prince among us in the choice of our sepulchres bury your dead ; none of us shall withhold from you his sepulchre, but that you may bury your dead.
23:7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, [even] to the children of Heth.
23:8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight ; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
23:9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which [is] in the end of his field ; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a burying place amongst you.
23:10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, [even] of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
23:11 No, my lord, hear me the field give I you, and the cave that [is] therein, I give it you; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it you bury your dead.
23:12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
23:13 And he spoke unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you [will give it], I pray you, hear me I will give you money for the field ; take [it] of me, and I will bury my dead there.
23:14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
23:15 My lord, listen unto me the land [is worth] four hundred shekels of silver ; what [is] that between me and you? bury therefore your dead.
23:16 And Abraham listened unto Ephron ; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current [money ] with the merchant.
23:17 And the field of Ephron, which [was] in Machpelah, which [was] before Mamre, the field, and the cave which [was] therein, and all the trees that [were] in the field, that [were] in all the borders round about, were made sure
23:18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

Sarah's burial


23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan.
23:20 And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the sons of Heth.

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