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Genesis 23 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. 1 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old.
2 Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron ) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. 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.
3 Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying, 3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He said,
4 "I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 4 "I am an alien and a stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.
5 The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him, 5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
6 "Hear us, my lord , you are a mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead." 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."
7 So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth. 7 Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites.
8 And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your wish for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach Ephron the son of Zohar for me, 8 He said to them, "If you are willing to let me bury my dead, then listen to me and intercede with Ephron son of Zohar on my behalf
9 that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he owns, which is at the end of his field; for the full price let him give it to me in your presence for a burial site." 9 so he will sell me the cave of Machpelah, which belongs to him and is at the end of his field. Ask him to sell it to me for the full price as a burial site among you."
10 Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying, 10 Ephron the Hittite was sitting among his people and he replied to Abraham in the hearing of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of his city.
11 "No, my lord , hear me; I 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." 11 "No, my lord," he said. "Listen to me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. I give it to you in the presence of my people. Bury your dead."
12 And Abraham bowed before the people of the land. 12 Again Abraham bowed down before the people of the land
13 He spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there." 13 and he said to Ephron in their hearing, "Listen to me, if you will. I will pay the price of the field. Accept it from me so I can bury my dead there."
14 Then Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him 14 Ephron answered Abraham
15 "My lord , listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead." 15 "Listen to me, my lord; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver, but what is that between me and you? Bury your dead."
16 Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard. 16 Abraham agreed to Ephron's terms and weighed out for him the price he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weight current among the merchants.
17 So Ephron's field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were within all the confines of its border, were deeded over 17 So Ephron's field in Machpelah near Mamre--both the field and the cave in it, and all the trees within the borders of the field--was deeded
18 to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city. 18 to Abraham as his property in the presence of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of the city.
19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron ) in the land of Canaan 19 Afterward Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah near Mamre (which is at Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
20 So the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth. 20 So the field and the cave in it were deeded to Abraham by the Hittites as a burial site.