Now aSarahlived one hundred and twenty-sevenyears ; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
2Sarahdied in 1Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron ) in the land of Canaan ; and Abrahambwent in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
Then Abrahamrose from before his dead, and spoke to the 2sons of Heth, saying,
"I am 3a stranger and a sojourneramong you; 4give me ca 5burialsiteamong you that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
The sons of HethansweredAbraham, saying to him,
6"Hear us, my lord, you are a d6mightyprinceamong us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves ; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead."
So Abrahamrose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.
And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your ewish for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach7Ephron the son of Zohar for me,
that he may give me the cave of Machpelahwhich he owns, which is at the end of his field ; for the fullprice let him give it to me in fyour presence for ga burialsite."
Now Ephron was sittingamong the sons of Heth ; and Ephron the HittiteansweredAbraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth ; even 8of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
11"No, my lord, hear me; 9I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead."
And Abrahambowedbefore the people of the land.
He spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "If you will onlypleaselisten to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me that I may bury my deadthere."
Then EphronansweredAbraham, saying to him
"My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth fourhundred10shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."
16Abrahamlistened to Ephron ; and Abraham11weighed out for Ephron the silverwhich he had named in the hhearing of the sons of Heth, fourhundredshekels of silver, icommercialstandard.
So 12Ephron'sfield, which was in Machpelah, whichfacedMamre, the field and cavewhich was in it, and all the treeswhich were in the field, that were jwithin all the confines of its border, kwere deededover18
to Abraham for a possession13in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
19Afterthis, AbrahamburiedSarah his wife in the cave of the field at MachpelahfacingMamre (that is, Hebron ) in the land of Canaan20
So the field and the cave that is in it, lwere 14deededover to Abraham for ma burialsite by the sons of Heth.