And Sarah was an hundredandsevenandtwentyyearsold: these were the years of the life of Sarah.2
And Sarahdied in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abrahamcame to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
And Abraham stood up from before his dead , and spake unto the sons of Heth,saying ,
I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.5
And the children of HethansweredAbraham,saying unto him,
Hear us , my lord: thou art a mightyaprince among us: in the choice of our sepulchresbury thy dead ; noneof us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead .
And Abraham stood up , and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.8
And he communed with them, saying , If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight;hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,9
That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as muchbmoney as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.10
And Ephrondweltamong the children of Heth: and Ephron the HittiteansweredAbraham in the audiencec of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city,saying ,
11Nay, my lord, hear me : the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my peoplegive I it thee: bury thy dead .
And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.13
And he spake unto 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.
And EphronansweredAbraham,saying unto him,
My lord,hearken unto me: the land is worth fourhundredshekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead .
And Abrahamhearkened unto Ephron; and Abrahamweighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth,fourhundredshekels of silver,current money with the merchant .
And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was beforeMamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure18
Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.19
And afterthis,AbrahamburiedSarah his wife in the cave of the field of MachpelahbeforeMamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.20
And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.