He said to them, "If you are willing to let me bury my dead, then listen to me and intercede with Ephron son of Zohar1 on my behalf
so he will sell me the cave of Machpelah,2 which belongs to him and is at the end of his field. Ask him to sell it to me for the full price as a burial site among you."
Ephron the Hittite was sitting among his people and he replied to Abraham in the hearing of all the Hittites3 who had come to the gate4 of his city.
"No, my lord," he said. "Listen to me; I givea5 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,6 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,7 according to the weight current among the merchants.817
So Ephron's field in Machpelah9 near Mamre10--both the field and the cave in it, and all the trees within the borders of the field--was deeded
to Abraham as his property11 in the presence of all the Hittites12 who had come to the gate13 of the city.