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Genesis 23:1-7 NIV

The Death of Sarah

1 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old.

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      2 She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.

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      3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites.a He said,

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        • ¿ 23:3 - Or "the descendants of Heth" ; also in verses 5, 7, 10, 16, 18 and 20
          4 “I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.”

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          5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
          6 “Sir, listen to us. You are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will refuse you his tomb for burying your dead.”

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          7 Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites.

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          • a 23:3 - Or "the descendants of Heth" ; also in verses 5, 7, 10, 16, 18 and 20
          • b 23:11 - Or "sell"
          • c 23:11 - Or "sell"
          • d 23:11 - Or "sell"
          • e 23:15 - That is, about 10 pounds or about 4.6 kilograms