Genesis 23:4

4 “I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.”

Genesis 23:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
ESV
4 "I am a sojourner and foreigner among you; give me property among you for a burying place, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
NLT
4 “Here I am, a stranger and a foreigner among you. Please sell me a piece of land so I can give my wife a proper burial.”
MSG
4 "I know I'm only an outsider here among you, but sell me a burial plot so that I can bury my dead decently.
CSB
4 "I am a resident alien among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead."

Genesis 23:4 In-Context

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 beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He said,
4 “I am a foreigner and stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.”
5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
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.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 17:8; Genesis 19:9; Exodus 2:22; Leviticus 25:23; 1 Chronicles 29:15; Psalms 39:12; Psalms 105:12; Psalms 119:19; Hebrews 11:9,13
  • 2. Genesis 49:30; Acts 7:16
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