Genesis - Chapter 23
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1 The length of Sarah's life was a hundred and twenty-seven years.
3 Then rising from beside his dead, Abraham spoke to the Hittites,
5 The Hittites replied to Abraham,
6 'Please listen to us, my lord, we regard you as a prince of God; bury your dead in the best of our tombs; not one of us would refuse you his tomb for you to bury your dead.'
7 At this, Abraham rose and bowed low to the local people, the Hittites,
10 Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites, and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites, of all the inhabitants of his town.
13 and, in the hearing of the local people, replied to Ephron as follows, 'Be good enough to listen to me. I shall pay the price of the field; accept it from me and I shall bury my dead there.'
16 Abraham agreed to Ephron's terms, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver he had stipulated in the hearing of the Hittites, namely four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current commercial rate.
20 And so the field and the cave in it passed from the Hittites into Abraham's possession as a burial site of his own.
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