Genesis 23:3

3 Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites.a He said,

Read Genesis 23:3 Using Other Translations

And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
And Abraham rose up from before his dead and said to the Hittites,
Then, leaving her body, he said to the Hittite elders,

What does Genesis 23:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 23:3

And Abraham stood up from before his dead
The corpse of Sarah, by which he sat pensive and mourning, perhaps upon the ground, as was the custom of mourners, ( Job 1:13 ) ; where having sat awhile, he rose up and went out of the tent, to provide for the funeral of his wife as became him: and spake unto the sons of Heth;
the descendants of Heth the son of Canaan, see ( Genesis 10:15 ) ; who were at this time the inhabitants and proprietors of that part of the land where Abraham now was: saying; as follows:

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