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 to 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 to 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
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
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
23:13 And he spoke to 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 to him,
23:15 My lord, listen to 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 to 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 to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the
children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his
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 to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the
sons of Heth.
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4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25||Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40
41 || Chapter 42 || Chapter 43 || Chapter
44 || Chapter 45 || Chapter
46 || Chapter 47 || Chapter 48 || Chapter
49 || Chapter 50