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Genesis 23:1-6 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Sarah lived to be 127 years old. 1 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old.
2 She died in Hebron in the land of Canaan, and Abraham mourned her death. 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 He left the place where his wife's body was lying, went to the Hittites, and said, 3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He said,
4 "I am a foreigner living here among you; sell me some land, so that I can bury my wife." 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 They answered, 5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
6 "Listen to us, sir. We look upon you as a mighty leader; bury your wife in the best grave that we have. Any of us would be glad to give you a grave, so that you can bury her." 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."