Genesis 23

CHAPTER 23

The Death and Burial of Sarah

[5was 1And 2the 3life 4of Sarah 8years 6a hundred 7twenty-seven]. And Sarah died in the city of Arba, which is in the hollow -- this is Hebron in the land of Canaan. [3came 1And 2Abraham] to lament Sarah, and to mourn. And Abraham rose up from his dead. And Abraham said to the sons of Heth, saying, [2a sojourner 3and 4an immigrant 1I am] among you. Give then to me a possession of a burying-place among you! and I will entomb my dead away from me. And answered the sons of Heth to Abraham, saying, No, O lord. But hear us; [5as a king 6by 7God 1you 2are 3with 4us]. [3in 5choice 6sepulchres 4our 1You entomb 2your dead]! for not one of us in any way will withhold his sepulchre from you to entomb your dead there. And rising up, Abraham did obeisance to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth. And [2spoke 3to 4them 1Abraham], saying, If you have it in your soul so as to entomb my dead away from my presence, hear me, and speak about me to Ephron, the son of Zohar! And let him give to me the [2cave 1double] which is his -- the one being in a part of his field. [4of silver 3for its worth 1Let him give 2it to me], [4among 5you 1for 2a possession 3of a memorial]. 10 And Ephron was sitting down in the midst of the sons of Heth. And responding Ephron the Hittite [2to 3Abraham 1spoke] in the hearing of the sons of Heth, and [2the ones 3entering 4into 5the 6city 1of all], saying, 11 By me let it be, O lord, and hear me! The field and the cave in it I give to you. Before all of my fellow-countrymen I have given it to you. You entomb your dead. 12 And Abraham did obeisance before the people of the land. 13 And he said to Ephron in the ears before the people of the land, Since [2with me 1you are] hear me! The silver for the field, you take from me! and I will entomb my dead there. 14 [3answered 1And 2Ephron] Abraham, saying, 15 Not so O lord, for I heard four hundred double-drachmas of silver; but what ever may this be between me and you? But you [2your dead 1entomb]! 16 And Abraham hearkened to Ephron. And Abraham restored to Ephron the silver, which he spoke into the ears of the sons of Heth -- four hundred double-drachmas [2silver 1of unadulterated] of merchants. 17 And [4is 1the 2field 5of Ephron 3which] was in Double Cave, which is against the face of Mamre. The field and the cave which was in it, and every tree which was in the field, which is in its borders round about, 18 came to Abraham for a possession before the sons of Heth, and all the ones entering into the city. 19 And after these things Abraham entombed Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Double Cave, which is before Mamre; this is Hebron in the land of Canaan. 20 And [3was validated 1the 2field], and the cave which was in it to Abraham for a possession of a burying-place from the sons of Heth.
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