ContextDeath and Burial of Sarah
1Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. 3Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying, 4I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him, 6Hear us, my lord, you are a mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead. 7So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth. 8And he spoke with them, saying, If it is your wish for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach Ephron the son of Zohar for me, 9that 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 presence for a burial site. 10Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying, 11No, my lord, hear me; I 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. 12And Abraham bowed before the people of the land. 13He 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. 14Then Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, 15My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead. 16Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.
17So Ephrons 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 all the confines of its border, were deeded over 18to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city. 19After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. 20So the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And the life of Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years. These were the years of the life of Sarah.
And Sara lived a hundred and twenty-seven years.
Darby Bible Translation
And the life of Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
English Revised Version
And the life of Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
Webster's Bible Translation
And Sarah was a hundred and twenty-seven years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.
World English Bible
Sarah lived one hundred twenty-seven years. This was the length of Sarah's life.
Young's Literal Translation
And the life of Sarah is a hundred and twenty and seven years -- years of the life of Sarah;
LibraryYet it Follows not that the Bodies of the Departed are to be Despised...
5. Yet it follows not that the bodies of the departed are to be despised and flung aside, and above all of just and faithful men, which bodies as organs and vessels to all good works their spirit hath holily used. For if a father's garment and ring, and whatever such like, is the more dear to those whom they leave behind, the greater their affection is towards their parents, in no wise are the bodies themselves to be spurned, which truly we wear in more familiar and close conjunction than any of …
St. Augustine—On Care to Be Had for the Dead.
Epistle iii. To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari).
Exhortations to those who are Called
Man's Chief End
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