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Passage Lookup: Genesis 23

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Genesis 23:1
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Now [a]Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
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Genesis 23:2
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Sarah died in (a)Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham [b]went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
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Genesis 23:3
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Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the (b)sons of Heth, saying,
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Genesis 23:4
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"I am (c)a stranger and a sojourner among you; (d)give me [c]a (e)burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
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Genesis 23:5
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The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
Genesis 23:6
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"Hear us, my lord, you are a [d](f)mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead."
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Genesis 23:7
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So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.
Genesis 23:8
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And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your [e]wish for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach (g)Ephron the son of Zohar for me,
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Genesis 23:9
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that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he owns, which is at the end of his field; for the full price let him give it to me in [f]your presence for [g]a burial site."
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Genesis 23:10
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Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even (h)of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
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Genesis 23:11
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"No, my lord, hear me; (i)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."
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Genesis 23:12
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And Abraham bowed before the people of the land.
Genesis 23:13
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He spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there."
Genesis 23:14
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Then Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
Genesis 23:15
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"My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred (j)shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."
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Genesis 23:16
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Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham (k)weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the [h]hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, [i]commercial standard.
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Genesis 23:17
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So (l)Ephron's field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were [j]within all the confines of its border, [k]were deeded over
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Genesis 23:18
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to Abraham for a possession (m)in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
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Genesis 23:19
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After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
Genesis 23:20
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So the field and the cave that is in it, [l]were (n)deeded over to Abraham for [m]a burial site by the sons of Heth.
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