Genesis Chapter 23 (Review)

  1. And Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
  2. And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

Sarah died at 127

  1. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
  2. I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

While Abraham was mourning over her, he spoke to the sons of Heth, (Hittites) asking for a place of his own to bury his dead.

  1. And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
  2. Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

They said. Ah baba o, you are a mighty son of God, just choose anywhere you wish and you can bury there.

  1. And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
  2. And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
  3. That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

Then he said. If truly I can get anywhere I want, help me talk to Ephron, to sell me his cave, I will pay fully for it.

  1. And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
  2. Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

Then Ephron said take the whole field and the cave for free. It is yours. I’m giving you in the presence of everyone, no one will take it away from you.

  1. And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
  2. And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

But Abraham in front of everyone as well said, if you’re really willing to give this to me, let me pay for it then, because for this one I just have to pay. I have to lose something.

  1. And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
  2. My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? Bury therefore thy dead.

Then Ephron told him the price

  1. And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
  2. And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
  3. Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
  4. And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
  5. And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.

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Then Abraham paid the price and the field, cave and all trees became for Abraham, then Abraham buried Sarah in the cave. Which is in Hebron in Canaan.
Then it all became Abraham’s burying place. Meaning Abraham already then had his own possession (which was land) in a strange land and he then got it in the presence of every one. Her death even aided the promise.

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