Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 23

The age and death of Sarah.

Genesis 23:1 And the life of Sarah came to be, a hundred and twenty-seven years,—the years of the life of Sarah. Genesis 23:2 And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba, the same, is Hebron, in the land of Canaan,—and Abraham went in to wail for Sarah, and to weep for her.

The purchase of Machpelah,

Genesis 23:3 And Abraham rose up from over the face of his dead,—and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying; Genesis 23:4 A sojourner and settler, am I with you,—Give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, That I may bury my dead, from before me. Genesis 23:5 And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him: Genesis 23:6 Hear us, my lord! A prince of God, art thou in our midst, In the choice of our buryingplaces, bury thy dead,—Not, a man from among us, his buryingplace, will withhold from thee, from burying thy dead. Genesis 23:7 And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself down to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth; Genesis 23:8 and spake with them, saying,—If it is with the consent of your minds, that I should bury my dead from before me, hear me, and intercede for me, with Ephron son of Zohar: Genesis 23:9 That he would give me, the cave of Machpelah, which pertaineth unto him, which is within the bounds of his field,—For full silver, let him give it me, in your midst, For a possession of a buryingplace. Genesis 23:10 Now, Ephron, was sitting in the midst of the sons of Heth,—so Ephron the Hittite responded to Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even all that were entering the gate of his city, saying: Genesis 23:11 Nay, my lord, hear me, The field, have I given to thee, And, the cave that is therein, to thee, have I given it,—In the eyes of the sons of my people, have I given it thee, Bury thy dead. Genesis 23:12 So Abraham boweth himself down, before the people of the land: Genesis 23:13 and spake unto Ephron, in the ears of the people of the land, saying, Only if, thou, wouldst, hear me,—I have given the silver of the field, Take it of me, That I may bury my dead here. Genesis 23:14 And Ephron responded to Abraham, saying to him, Genesis 23:15 My lord, hear me,—Land worth four hundred shekels of silver—betwixt me and thee, what is that? And, thy dead, bury thou. Genesis 23:16 And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed out to Ephron the silver of which he had spoken in the ears of the sons of Heth,—four hundred shekels of silver, current with the merchant.

Genesis 23:17 So was confirmed the field of Ephron, which is in Machpelah, which is before Mamre,—the field, and the cave which is therein, and all the timber which was in the field, which was in all the boundary thereof round about, Genesis 23:18 to Abraham as a purchase, in the eyes of the sons of Heth,—with all who were entering the gate of his city.

where Sarah was buried.

Genesis 23:19 And, after this, did Abraham bury Sarah his wife, within the cave of the field of Machpelah, over against Mamre, the same, is Hebron,—in the land of Canaan. Genesis 23:20 So was confirmed the field, with the cave which was therein, to Abraham, for a possession of a buryingplace,—from the sons of Heth.

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