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 Genesis 23
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   Book of Genesis
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23:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Sarah F386 lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:1
BCC -> Commentary on 23:1
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:1
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:1
JFB -> Commentary on 23:1
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:1
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:1
TSK -> Entry for 23:1
WEN -> Notes on 23:1
NTB -> Abraham; Burial; Dust; Hittites; Longevity; Sarah
TCR -> Sarah
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Ephron; Macpelah
BED -> Wages
EBD -> Abraham; Burial; Machpelah
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Genesis; Heth; Hittites And Hivites; Patriarchs, The; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering


23:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Sarah died in Kiriath-arba R590 (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went F387 in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:2
BCC -> Commentary on 23:2
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:2
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:2
JFB -> Commentary on 23:2
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:2
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:2
TSK -> Entry for 23:2
WEN -> Notes on 23:2
NTB -> Abraham; Bereavement; Canaan; Hebron; Kirjath-Arba; Mourning; Weeping
TCR -> Abraham; Dead, The; Grief; Hebron; Joy-Sorrow; Mourning
TTT -> Dead, The; Hittites
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Anakim; Arba; Giants; Hebron; Kirjath-arba; Mourn
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Genesis; Grief And Mourning; Hebron; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Abraham; Hebron; Kirjath-arba; Mourning


23:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons R591 of Heth, saying,
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:3
BCC -> Commentary on 23:3
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:3
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:3
JFB -> Commentary on 23:3
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:3
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:3
TSK -> Entry for 23:3
WEN -> Notes on 23:3
NTB -> Abraham; Heth; Land
TCR -> Heth
TTT -> Burial; Hittites
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Heth; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Hebron; Mourning


23:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"I am a R592 stranger and a sojourner among you; give R593 me a F388 burial R594 site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:4
BCC -> Commentary on 23:4
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:4
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:4
JFB -> Commentary on 23:4
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:4
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:4
SRN -> Study Notes on 23:4
TSK -> Entry for 23:4
WEN -> Notes on 23:4
NTB -> Abraham; Land
TTT -> Burial; Embalming; Pilgrims and Strangers
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah; Stranger
BED -> Citizenship; Foreigner
EBD -> Hittites; Stranger
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Genesis; Hittites And Hivites; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Hebron


23:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:5
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:5
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:5
JFB -> Commentary on 23:5
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:5
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:5
WEN -> Notes on 23:5
NTB -> Abraham; Heth; Land
TTT -> Hittites
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Heth; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Hebron; Medan


23:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Hear us, my lord, you are a mighty R595 F389 prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead."
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:6
BCC -> Commentary on 23:6
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:6
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:6
JFB -> Commentary on 23:6
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:6
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:6
TSK -> Entry for 23:6
WEN -> Notes on 23:6
NTB -> Abraham; Hospitality; Land; Unselfishness
TCR -> Burying Places; Dead, The; Sepulchres
TTT -> Canaanites, The; Patriarchal Government
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering; Sepulchre
SBD -> Hebron


23:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:7
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:7
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:7
JFB -> Commentary on 23:7
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:7
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:7
TSK -> Entry for 23:7
WEN -> Notes on 23:7
NTB -> Abraham; Heth; Land; Salutations
TTT -> Burial
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah; Salutation
EBD -> Bowing; Heth; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Genesis; Pentateuch; People Of The Land; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Hebron


23:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your wish F390 for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach Ephron R596 the son of Zohar for me,
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:8
BCC -> Commentary on 23:8
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:8
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:8
JFB -> Commentary on 23:8
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:8
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:8
TSK -> Entry for 23:8
WEN -> Notes on 23:8
NTB -> Abraham; Ephron; Land; Zohar
TTT -> Burial
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah; Zohar
EBD -> Ephron; Hittites; Zohar
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Mind; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering; Zohar
SBD -> Ephron; Hebron; Zohar


23:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
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 your F391 presence for a F392 burial site."
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:9
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:9
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:9
JFB -> Commentary on 23:9
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:9
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:9
TSK -> Entry for 23:9
WEN -> Notes on 23:9
NTB -> Abraham; Burial; Cave; Ephron; Land; Machpelah; Money
TCR -> Caves
TTT -> Burial; Caves; Money
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah; Sarah
EBD -> Burial; Ephron; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Ephron; Hebron


23:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of R597 all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:10
BCC -> Commentary on 23:10
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:10
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:10
JFB -> Commentary on 23:10
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:10
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:10
TSK -> Entry for 23:10
WEN -> Notes on 23:10
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Ephron; Gates; Heth; Hittites; Land
TCR -> Gates
TTT -> Burial; Gates
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Ephron; Heth; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Ephron; Gate; Hebron


23:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"No, my lord, hear me; I R598 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."
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:11
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:11
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:11
JFB -> Commentary on 23:11
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:11
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:11
TSK -> Entry for 23:11
WEN -> Notes on 23:11
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Ephron; Hospitality; Land; Unselfishness; Witness
TTT -> Burial
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Ephron; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Caves; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Ephron; Hebron


23:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And Abraham bowed before the people of the land.
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:12
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:12
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:12
JFB -> Commentary on 23:12
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:12
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:12
TSK -> Entry for 23:12
WEN -> Notes on 23:12
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Ephron; Land
TTT -> Burial
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Ephron; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Caves; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Ephron; Hebron


23:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
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."
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:13
BCC -> Commentary on 23:13
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:13
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:13
JFB -> Commentary on 23:13
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:13
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:13
TSK -> Entry for 23:13
WEN -> Notes on 23:13
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Commerce; Ephron; Land; Money; Silver
TTT -> Burial; Commerce
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Ephron; Field; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Caves; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Ephron; Hebron


23:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:14
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:14
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:14
JFB -> Commentary on 23:14
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:14
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:14
WEN -> Notes on 23:14
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Commerce; Ephron; Land; Silver
TTT -> Burial; Commerce; Covenants
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Ephron; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Caves; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Ephron; Hebron


23:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels R599 of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:15
BCC -> Commentary on 23:15
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:15
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:15
JFB -> Commentary on 23:15
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:15
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:15
TSK -> Entry for 23:15
WEN -> Notes on 23:15
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Commerce; Ephron; Land; Silver
TCR -> Business Life; Land; Real Estate; Silver
TTT -> Burial; Commerce; Covenants; Money; Silver
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah; Shekel
EBD -> Earth; Ephron; Hittites; Silver; Weights
HBD -> Aging; Caves; Creation; Economic Life; Ephron; Genesis; Minerals And Metals; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Earth; Ephron; Hebron


23:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed R600 out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing F393 of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial F394 standard.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:16
BCC -> Commentary on 23:16
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:16
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:16
JFB -> Commentary on 23:16
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:16
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:16
SRN -> Study Notes on 23:16
TSK -> Entry for 23:16
WEN -> Notes on 23:16
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Commerce; Ephron; Gates; Heth; Land; Merchant; Money; Silver; Witness
TCR -> Weighing
TTT -> Burial; Commerce; Covenants; Gates; Money; Silver; Weights
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah; Merchant; Money; Money; Silver
BED -> Money
EBD -> Coin; Ephron; Heth; Hittites; Money; Silver; Weights
HBD -> Aging; Caves; Coins; Commerce; Creation; Economic Life; Ephron; Genesis; Minerals And Metals; Occupations And Professions In The Bible; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Ephron; Hebron; Metals


23:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Ephron's R601 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 within F395 all the confines of its border, were F396 deeded over
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:17
BCC -> Commentary on 23:17
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:17
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:17
JFB -> Commentary on 23:17
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:17
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:17
TSK -> Entry for 23:17
WEN -> Notes on 23:17
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Ephron; Hittites; Land; Machpelah; Property; Witness
TTT -> Courts of Justice; Covenants; Trees
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah; Mamre
EBD -> Ephron; Field; Hebron; Hittites; Mamre
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Cave; Ephron; Hebron; Mamre


23:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
to Abraham for a possession in R602 the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:18
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:18
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:18
JFB -> Commentary on 23:18
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:18
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:18
TSK -> Entry for 23:18
WEN -> Notes on 23:18
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Contracts; Heth; Hittites; Land; Machpelah; Property; Witness
TTT -> Courts of Justice; Covenants
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Gate; Hebron; Macpelah
EBD -> Hebron; Heth; Hittites
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Hebron


23:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
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.
 
Study Resource List
BCC -> Commentary on 23:19
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:19
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:19
JFB -> Commentary on 23:19
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:19
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:19
TSK -> Entry for 23:19
WEN -> Notes on 23:19
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Hittites; Land; Machpelah
TCR -> Machpelah
TTT -> Burial; Caves; Courts of Justice
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Hebron; Macpelah
BED -> Death, Mortality
EBD -> Funeral; Gardens; Hebron; Machpelah; Mamre
HBD -> Abraham; Aging; Burial; Caves; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Hebron; Machpelah; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Hebron; Hittits; Mamre; Tomb


23:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the field and the cave that is in it, were F397 deeded R603 over to Abraham for a F398 burial site by the sons of Heth.
 
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 23:20
BCC -> Commentary on 23:20
GEB -> Study Notes on 23:20
GSB -> Study Notes on 23:20
JFB -> Commentary on 23:20
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 23:20
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 23:20
TSK -> Entry for 23:20
WEN -> Notes on 23:20
NTB -> Abraham; Cave; Hittites; Land; Machpelah
TCR -> Business Life; Contracts
TTT -> Caves; Courts of Justice; Hittites
ATS -> Abraham; Canaanites; Macpelah
EBD -> Gardens; Hebron; Heth; Sepulchre
HBD -> Aging; Creation; Ephron; Genesis; Pentateuch; Sacrifice And Offering
SBD -> Hebron


FOOTNOTES:
F386 Lit the life of Sarah was
F387 Or proceeded
F388 Lit possession of a grave
F389 Lit prince of God
F390 Lit soul
F391 Lit the midst of you
F392 Lit possession of a burial place
F393 Lit ears
F394 Lit current according to the merchant
F395 Lit in all its border around
F396 Or were ratified
F397 Or were ratified
F398 Lit possession of a burial place

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R590 Joshua 14:15; 15:13; 21:11
R591 Genesis 10:15; 15:20
R592 Genesis 17:8; Leviticus 25:23; 1 Chronicles 29:15; Psalms 39:12; 105:12; 119:19; Hebrews 11:9,13
R593 Acts 7:16
R594 Genesis 49:30
R595 Genesis 14:14; 20:7
R596 Genesis 25:9
R597 Genesis 23:18; 34:20,24; Ruth 4:1,11
R598 2 Samuel 24:21-24
R599 Exodus 30:13; Ezekiel 45:12
R600 2 Samuel 14:26; Jeremiah 32:9,10; Zechariah 11:12
R601 Genesis 25:9; 49:29,30; 50:13
R602 Genesis 23:10
R603 Jeremiah 32:10-14

 
 

Abbreviations Legend:

ACC - Adam Clark Commentary; BCC - Burton Coffman; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GSB - Geneva Study Bible; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; SRN - Scofield Reference Notes; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; TTT - Torrey's Topical Textbook; ATS - ATS Bible Dictionary; BED - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary; EBD - Easton's Bible Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; SBD - Smith's Bible Dictionary;

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