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Genesis 23

MSG 1 Sarah lived 127 years. ESV 1 Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. MSG 2 Sarah died in Kiriath Arba, present-day Hebron, in the land of Canaan. Abraham mourned for Sarah and wept. ESV 2 And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. MSG 3 Then Abraham got up from mourning his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites: ESV 3 And Abraham rose up from before his dead and said to the Hittites, 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. 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. MSG 5 The Hittites responded, ESV 5 The Hittites answered Abraham, MSG 6 "Why, you're no mere outsider here with us, you're a prince of God! Bury your dead wife in the best of our burial sites. None of us will refuse you a place for burial." ESV 6 "Hear us, my lord; you are a prince of God among us. Bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will withhold from you his tomb to hinder you from burying your dead." MSG 7 Then Abraham got up, bowed respectfully to the people of the land, the Hittites, ESV 7 Abraham rose and bowed to the Hittites, the people of the land. MSG 8 and said, "If you're serious about helping me give my wife a proper burial, intercede for me with Ephron son of Zohar. ESV 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, MSG 9 Ask him to sell me the cave of Machpelah that he owns, the one at the end of his land. Ask him to sell it to me at its full price for a burial plot, with you as witnesses." ESV 9 that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, 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 property for a burying place." MSG 10 Ephron was part of the local Hittite community. Then Ephron the Hittite spoke up, answering Abraham with all the Hittites who were part of the town council listening: ESV 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, MSG 11 "Oh no, my master! I couldn't do that. The field is yours - a gift. I'll give it and the cave to you. With my people as witnesses, I give it to you. Bury your deceased wife." ESV 11 "No, my lord, hear me: I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the sight of the sons of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead." MSG 12 Abraham bowed respectfully before the assembled council ESV 12 Then Abraham bowed down before the people of the land. MSG 13 and answered Ephron: "Please allow me - I want to pay the price of the land; take my money so that I can go ahead and bury my wife." ESV 13 And he said to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, "But if you will, hear me: I give the price of the field. Accept it from me, that I may bury my dead there." MSG 14 Then Ephron answered Abraham ESV 14 Ephron answered Abraham MSG 15 "If you insist, master. What's four hundred silver shekels between us? Now go ahead and bury your wife." ESV 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." MSG 16 Abraham accepted Ephron's offer and paid out the sum that Ephron had named before the town council of Hittites - four hundred silver shekels at the current exchange rate. ESV 16 Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants. MSG 17 That's how Ephron's field next to Mamre - the field, its cave, and all the trees within its borders - ESV 17 So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave that was in it and all the trees that were in the field, throughout its whole area, was made over MSG 18 became Abraham's property. The town council of Hittites witnessed the transaction. ESV 18 to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the Hittites, before all who went in at the gate of his city. MSG 19 Abraham then proceeded to bury his wife Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah that is next to Mamre, present-day Hebron, in the land of Canaan ESV 19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah east of Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan MSG 20 The field and its cave went from the Hittites into Abraham's possession as a burial plot. ESV 20 The field and the cave that is in it were made over to Abraham as property for a burying place by the Hittites.

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