"No, my lord," he said. "Listen to me; I givea1 you the field, and I giveb you the cave that is in it. I givec it to you in the presence of my people. Bury your dead."
Again Abraham bowed down before the people of the land
and he said to Ephron in their hearing, "Listen to me, if you will. I will pay the price of the field. Accept it from me so I can bury my dead there."
Ephron answered Abraham,
"Listen to me, my lord; the land is worth four hundred shekelsd of silver,2 but what is that between me and you? Bury your dead."
Abraham agreed to Ephron's terms and weighed out for him the price he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: four hundred shekels of silver,3 according to the weight current among the merchants.417
So Ephron's field in Machpelah5 near Mamre6--both the field and the cave in it, and all the trees within the borders of the field--was deeded
to Abraham as his property7 in the presence of all the Hittites8 who had come to the gate9 of the city.
Afterward Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah10 near Mamre (which is at Hebron11) in the land of Canaan.1220
So the field and the cave in it were deeded13 to Abraham by the Hittites as a burial site.14