Genesis 23:5

5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,

Genesis 23:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
ESV
5 The Hittites answered Abraham,
NLT
5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
MSG
5 The Hittites responded,
CSB
5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,

Genesis 23:5 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 23:5

And the children of Heth answered Abraham
In a very civil and respectful manner: saying unto him,
as follows:

Genesis 23:5 In-Context

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.”
7 Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites.