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Genesis 23 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Death and Burial of Sarah ©

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:1 - Sarah lived a hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:2 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:3 - And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and said to the Hittites,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:4 - "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."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:5 - The Hittites answered Abraham,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:6 - "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."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:7 - Abraham rose and bowed to the Hittites, the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:8 - 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 - 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:11 - "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."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:12 - Then Abraham bowed down before the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:14 - Ephron answered Abraham,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - "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."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:17 - 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
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:18 - to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the Hittites, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:19 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:20 - The field and the cave that is in it were made over to Abraham as a possession for a burying place by the Hittites.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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