Genesis 23


23:1 And Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years old: [these
 were] the years of the life of Sarah.
23:2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same [is] Hebron in the
 land of Canaan: And Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to
 weep for her.
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; thou [art] a mighty prince among us: in
 the choice of our sepulchers bury thy dead: none of us will
 withhold from thee his sepulcher, but that thou mayest bury thy
 dead.
23:7 And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the
 land, to the children of Heth.
23:8 And he communed with them, saying, If it is your mind that
 I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for
 me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
23:9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath,
 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
 among 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, of all that entered the gates of his city, saying,
23:11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I to thee, and the
 cave that [is] in it, I give it to thee; in the presence of the
 sons of my people I give it to thee: bury thy dead.
23:12 And Abraham bowed himself before the people of the land.
23:13 And he spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of
 the land, saying, But if thou [wilt give it], I pray thee, hear
 me: I will give thee 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, hearken to me: the land [is worth] four hundred
 shekels of silver; what [is] that betwixt me and thee? bury
 therefore thy dead.
23:16 And Abraham hearkened 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] in it,
 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 entered the gate of his city.
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] in it were made sure
 to Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, by the sons of
 Heth.
 
 

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