Genesis 23 LEB

Sarah’s Death and Burial

1 And {Sarah lived} one hundred and twenty-seven years; [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.

References for Genesis 23:1

    • a 23:1 - Literally "the lives of Sarah were"
      2 And Sarah died in Kiriath Arba; that [is] Hebron, in the land of Canaan.
      3 And Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. And Abraham rose up from his dead, and he spoke to the Hittites [and] said,

      References for Genesis 23:3

        • b 23:3 - Or "sons of Heth"
          4 "I [am] a stranger and an alien among you; give to me {my own burial site} among you so that I may bury my dead from before me.

          References for Genesis 23:4

            • c 23:4 - Literally "ownership of a grave"
              5 And the Hittites answered Abraham [and] said to him,

              References for Genesis 23:5

                • d 23:5 - Or "sons of Heth"
                  6 "Hear us, my lord, you [are] a mighty prince in our midst. Bury your dead in the choicest of our burial sites. None of us {will withhold his burial site} from you [for] burying your dead."

                  References for Genesis 23:6

                    • e 23:6 - Or "prince of God"
                    • f 23:6 - Literally "will withhold from himself his burial site
                      7 And Abraham rose up and bowed to the people of the land, to the Hittites.

                      References for Genesis 23:7

                        • g 23:7 - Or "sons of Heth"
                          8 And he spoke with them, saying, "{If you are willing} [that] I bury my dead from before me, hear me and intercede for me with Ephron the son of Zohar,

                          References for Genesis 23:8

                            • h 23:8 - Literally "if there is with your inner selves / souls"
                              9 that he may sell to me the cave of Machpelah which {belongs to him}, which [is] at the end of his field. At full value let him sell [it] to me in your midst as {a burial site}."

                              References for Genesis 23:9

                                • i 23:9 - Or "give"
                                • j 23:9 - Literally "which [is] to him"
                                • k 23:9 - Or "give"
                                • l 23:9 - Literally "ownership of a grave"
                                  10 Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites with respect to all [who were] entering the gate of his city, [and] said,

                                  References for Genesis 23:10

                                    • m 23:10 - Or "sons of Heth"
                                    • n 23:10 - Or "sons of Heth"
                                      11 "No, my lord, hear me. I give you the field and the cave which [is] in it, I [also] give it to you in the sight of the children of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead."
                                      12 And Abraham bowed before the people of the land.
                                      13 And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "{If only you will hear me}--I give the price of the field. Take [it] from me that I may bury my dead there."

                                      References for Genesis 23:13

                                        • o 23:13 - Literally "Only if you perhaps hear me"
                                          14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him
                                          15 "My lord, hear me. A [piece of] land [worth] four hundred shekels of silver--what [is] that between me and you? Bury your dead."
                                          16 Then Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: four hundred shekels of silver {at the merchants' current rate}.

                                          References for Genesis 23:16

                                            • p 23:16 - Or "spoken"
                                            • q 23:16 - Or "sons of Heth"
                                            • r 23:16 - Literally "passing to the merchant"
                                              17 So the field of Ephron which [was] in the Machpelah, which [was] near Mamre--the field and the cave which [was] in it, with all the trees that [were] in the field, which [were] within all its surrounding boundaries--{passed}

                                              References for Genesis 23:17

                                                • s 23:17 - Literally "went up"
                                                  18 to Abraham as a property in the presence of the Hittites, with respect to all [who were] entering the gate of his city.

                                                  References for Genesis 23:18

                                                    • t 23:18 - Or "sons of Heth"
                                                      19 And thus afterward Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah near Mamre; that [is] Hebron, in the land of Canaan
                                                      20 And the field and the cave which [was] in it {passed} to Abraham as {a burial site} from the Hittites.

                                                      References for Genesis 23:20

                                                        • u 23:20 - Literally "went up"
                                                        • v 23:20 - Literally "ownership of a grave"
                                                        • w 23:20 - Or "sons of Heth"