1 The length of Sarah's life was a hundred and twenty-seven years.
2 She died at Kiriath-Arba -- now Hebron -- in the land of Canaan, and Abraham proceeded to mourn and bewail her.
Gen 23:19 Gen 13:18 Judg 1:10 1Chr 6:57 1Sam 20:31 1Sam 28:3 2Chr 35:25
3 Then rising from beside his dead, Abraham spoke to the Hittites,
Gen 10:15 1Sam 26:6 2Sam 23:39 Gen 23:5 Gen 23:7 Gen 27:46 Gen 49:30
4 'I am a stranger resident here,' he said. 'Let me have a burial site of my own here, so that I can remove my dead for burial.'
1Chr 29:15 Gen 17:8 Heb 11:9 Acts 7:5 Gen 49:30 Lev 25:23 Ps 39:12
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.'
Gen 24:35 Gen 14:14 1John 3:1-2 Exod 32:22 Gen 13:2 Gen 18:12 Gen 21:22
7 At this, Abraham rose and bowed low to the local people, the Hittites,
1Pet 3:8 Gen 18:2 Gen 19:1 Heb 12:14 Rom 12:17-18 Prov 18:24
8 and pleaded with them as follows, 'If you consent to my removing my dead for burial, you must agree to intercede for me with Ephron son of Zohar,
1John 2:1-2 1Kgs 2:17 Gen 25:9 Heb 7:26 Luke 7:3-4
9 for him to let me have the cave he owns at Machpelah, which is on the edge of his field. Let him sell it to me in your presence at its full price, for a burial site of my own.'
Rom 12:17 Rom 13:8
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.
Gen 34:20 Gen 34:24 Gen 23:18 Gen 24:10 Isa 28:6 Job 29:7 Luke 2:3-4
11 'No, my lord, listen to me,' he said. 'I give you the field and the cave in it; I make this gift in the presence of my kinsmen. Bury your dead.'
1Chr 21:22-24 2Sam 24:20-24 Deut 17:6 Deut 19:15 Gen 23:6 Gen 23:18 Isa 32:8
12 Abraham bowed low to the local people
Gen 18:2 Gen 19:1 Gen 23:7
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.'
2Sam 24:24 Acts 20:35 Col 4:5 Gen 14:22-23 Heb 13:5 Phil 4:5-8 Rom 13:8
14 Ephron replied to Abraham,
15 'Please listen to me, my lord. What is a plot of land for four hundred shekels of silver between me and you? Bury your dead.'
Ezek 45:12 Exod 30:13 Exod 30:15
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.
Jer 32:9 Zech 11:12 1Thess 4:6 Exod 30:13 Ezek 45:12 Ezra 8:25-30 Gen 23:15
17 Thus Ephron's field at Machpelah, facing Mamre -- the field and the cave in it and all the trees anywhere within the boundaries of the field -- passed
Gen 25:9 Gen 50:13 Gen 23:20 Acts 7:16 Col 4:5 Eph 5:15 Gen 49:29-32
18 into Abraham's possession in the sight of the Hittites, of all the inhabitants of his town.
Gen 34:20 Jer 32:12 Ruth 4:1
19 And after this, Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave of the field of Machpelah, facing Mamre -- now Hebron -- in the land of Canaan.
Eccl 6:3 Eccl 12:5 Eccl 12:7 Gen 3:19 Gen 25:9-10 Gen 35:27-29 Gen 47:30
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.
Ruth 4:7-10 2Kgs 21:18 2Sam 24:24 Gen 25:9 Gen 49:31-32 Gen 50:5 Gen 50:13