Genesis 23:8–17

And he spoke with them, saying, “If you are willingh that I bury my dead from before me, hear me and intercede for me with Ephron the son of Zohar, that he may selli to me the cave of Machpelah which belongs to him,j which is at the end of his field. At full value let him sellk it to me in your midst as a burial site.”l 10 Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites.m And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittitesn with respect to all who were entering the gate of his city, and said, 11 “No, my lord, hear me. I give you the field and the cave which is in it, I also give it to you in the sight of the children of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead.” 12 And Abraham bowed before the people of the land. 13 And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, “If only you will hear meo—I give the price of the field. Take it from me that I may bury my dead there.” 14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, 15 “My lord, hear me. A piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver—what is that between me and you? Bury your dead.” 16 Then Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed for Ephron the silver that he had namedp in the hearing of the Hittites:q four hundred shekels of silver at the merchants’ current rate.r 17 So the field of Ephron which was in the Machpelah, which was near Mamre—the field and the cave which was in it, with all the trees that were in the field, which were within all its surrounding boundaries—passeds

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