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The first book of Moses, called Genesis, chapter 23, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 23


   1 Vixit autem Sara centum viginti septem annis
   2 et mortua est in Cariatharbe, quae est Hebron, in terra Chanaan; venitque Abraham, ut plangeret et fleret eam.
   3 Cumque surrexisset ab officio funeris, locutus est ad filios Heth dicens:
   4 "Advena sum et inquilinus apud vos; date mihi possessionem sepulcri vobiscum, ut sepeliam mortuum meum"
   5 Responderunt filii Heth dicentes:
   6 "Audi nos, domine, princeps Dei es apud nos: in nobilissimo sepulcrorum nostrorum sepeli mortuum tuum; nullusque te prohibebit, quin in sepulcro eius sepelias mortuum tuum"
   7 Surrexit Abraham et adoravit populum terrae, filios videlicet Heth,
   8 dixitque ad eos: "Si placet animae vestrae, ut sepeliam mortuum meum, audite me et intercedite pro me apud Ephron filium Seor,
   9 ut det mihi speluncam Machpela, quam habet in extrema parte agri sui. Pecunia digna tradat eam mihi coram vobis in possessionem sepulcri"
   10 Sedebat autem Ephron in medio filiorum Heth. Responditque Ephron Hetthaeus ad Abraham, filiis Heth audientibus cunctis, qui ingrediebantur portam civitatis illius, dicens:
   11 "Nequaquam ita fiat, domine mi, ausculta me. Agrum do tibi et speluncam, quae in eo est, praesentibus filiis populi mei; sepeli mortuum tuum"
   12 Adoravit Abraham coram populo terrae
   13 et locutus est ad Ephron, audiente populo terrae: "Quaeso, ut audias me. Dabo pecuniam pro agro; suscipe eam, et sic sepeliam mortuum meum in eo"
   14 Respondit Ephron ad Abraham dicens ei:
   15 "Domine mi, audi me. Terra quadringentorum siclorum argenti inter me et te quid est hoc? Sepeli mortuum tuum"
   16 Auscultavit Abraham Ephron et appendit pecuniam, quam Ephron postulaverat, audientibus filiis Heth, quadringentos siclos argenti, sicut mos erat apud negotiatores.
   17 Confirmatusque est ager Ephronis, qui erat in Machpela respiciens Mambre, tam ipse quam spelunca in eo et omnes arbores eius in cunctis terminis eius per circuitum,
   18 Abrahae in possessionem, videntibus filiis Heth cunctis, qui intrabant portam civitatis illius.
   19 Deinde sepelivit Abraham Saram uxorem suam in spelunca agri Machpela, qui respiciebat Mambre haec est Hebron in terra Chanaan.
   20 Et confirmatus est ager et antrum, quod erat in eo, Abrahae in possessionem sepulcri a filiis Heth.

King James Version

   1 And Sarah was an 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.
   3 ¶ And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,
   4 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.
   5 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
   6 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.
   7 And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
   8 And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
   9 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.
   10 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,
   11 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.
   12 And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.
   13 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.
   14 And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,
   15 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.
   16 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.
   17 ¶ 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
   18 Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
   19 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.
   20 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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