1611 King James Bible

Genesis 23

The age and death of Sarah.

Genesis 23:1 And Sarah was an hundred and seuen and twenty yeeres olde: [these were] the yeeres 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 came to mourne for Sarah, and to weepe for her.

The purchase of Machpelah,

Genesis 23:3 And Abraham stood vp from before his dead, & spake vnto the sonnes of Heth, saying, Genesis 23:4 I am a stranger and a soiourner with you: giue me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. Genesis 23:5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying vnto him, Genesis 23:6 Heare vs, my Lord, thou art a mightie Prince amongst vs: in the choise of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none of vs shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. Genesis 23:7 And Abraham stood vp and bowed himselfe to the people of the land, [euen] to the children of Heth. Genesis 23:8 And hee communed with them, saying, if it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, heare me, and entreat for me to Ephron the sonne of Zohar: Genesis 23:9 That he may giue me the caue of Machpelah, which he hath, which [is] in the end of his field: for as much money as it is worth he shall giue it mee, for a possession of a burying place amongst you. Genesis 23:10 And Ephron dwelt amongst the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, [euen] of all that went in at the gates of his citie, saying, Genesis 23:11 Nay, my lord, heare mee: the field giue I thee, and the caue that [is] therein, I giue it thee, in the presence of the sonnes of my people giue I it thee: bury thy dead. Genesis 23:12 And Abraham bowed downe himselfe before the people of the land. Genesis 23:13 And he spake vnto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt [giue it], I pray thee, heare mee: I will giue thee money for the field: take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. Genesis 23:14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying vnto him, Genesis 23:15 My lord, hearken vnto mee: the land is worth foure hundred shekels of siluer: what is that betwixt mee and thee? bury therefore thy dead. Genesis 23:16 And Abraham hearkened vnto Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the siluer, which he had named, in the audience of the sonnes of Heth, foure hundred shekels of siluer, currant [money] with the merchant.

Genesis 23:17 And the field of Ephron which [was] in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the fielde and the caue which [was] therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure Genesis 23:18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gates of his Citie.

where Sarah was buried.

Genesis 23:19 And after this Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the caue of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. Genesis 23:20 And the field, and the caue that [is] therein, were made sure vnto Abraham, for a possession of a burying place, by the sonnes of Heth.

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