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Genesis 23

RSV 1 Sarah lived a hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. NIV 1 Sarah lived to be a hundred and twenty-seven years old. RSV 2 And Sarah died at Kir'iath-ar'ba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. NIV 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. RSV 3 And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and said to the Hittites, NIV 3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He said, RSV 4 "I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. NIV 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. RSV 5 The Hittites answered Abraham, NIV 5 The Hittites replied to Abraham, RSV 6 "Hear us, my lord; you are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our sepulchres; none of us will withhold from you his sepulchre, or hinder you from burying your dead." NIV 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." RSV 7 Abraham rose and bowed to the Hittites, the people of the land. NIV 7 Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites. RSV 8 And he said to them, "If you are willing that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me Ephron the son of Zohar, NIV 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 RSV 9 that he may give me the cave of Mach-pe'lah, which he owns; it is at the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in your presence as a possession for a burying place." NIV 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." RSV 10 Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites, of all who went in at the gate of his city, NIV 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. RSV 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." NIV 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." RSV 12 Then Abraham bowed down before the people of the land. NIV 12 Again Abraham bowed down before the people of the land RSV 13 And he said to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, "But if you will, hear me; I will give the price of the field; accept it from me, that I may bury my dead there." NIV 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." RSV 14 Ephron answered Abraham NIV 14 Ephron answered Abraham RSV 15 "My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between you and me? Bury your dead." NIV 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." RSV 16 Abraham agreed with Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants. NIV 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. RSV 17 So the field of Ephron in Mach-pe'lah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave which was in it and all the trees that were in the field, throughout its whole area, was made over NIV 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 RSV 18 to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the Hittites, before all who went in at the gate of his city. NIV 18 to Abraham as his property in the presence of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of the city. RSV 19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Mach-pe'lah east of Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan NIV 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. RSV 20 The field and the cave that is in it were made over to Abraham as a possession for a burying place by the Hittites. NIV 20 So the field and the cave in it were deeded to Abraham by the Hittites as a burial site.