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 Arba1 (that is, Hebron)2 in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.3

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      3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites.a4 He said,

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        • a 23:3 - Or "the sons of Heth"; also in verses 5, 7, 10, 16, 18 and 20
          4 "I am an alien and a stranger5 among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.6

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          5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
          6 "Sir, listen to us. You are a mighty prince7 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.