Genesis 23:5
New International Version
The Hittites replied to Abraham,

New Living Translation
The Hittites replied to Abraham,

English Standard Version
The Hittites answered Abraham,

Berean Study Bible
The Hittites replied to Abraham,

King James Bible
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

New King James Version
And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

NASB 1995
The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

NASB 1977
And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

Amplified Bible
The Hittites replied to Abraham,

Christian Standard Bible
The Hethites replied to Abraham,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Hittites replied to Abraham,"

American Standard Version
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Khyth answered and they said to Abraham.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Chet answered to Abraam, saying, Not so, Sir,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The children of Heth answered, saying:

English Revised Version
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,

Good News Translation
They answered,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Hittites answered Abraham,

International Standard Version
The Hittites responded to Abraham,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him:

Literal Standard Version
And the sons of Heth answer Abraham, saying to him,

NET Bible
The sons of Heth answered Abraham,

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

World English Bible
The children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Heth answer Abraham, saying to him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Death and Burial of Sarah
4“I am a foreigner and an outsider among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead.” 5The Hittites replied to Abraham, 6“Listen to us, sir. You are God’s chosen one among us. Bury your dead in the finest of our tombs. None of us will withhold his tomb for burying your dead.”…

Cross References
Genesis 10:15
And Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,

Genesis 23:4
"I am a foreigner and an outsider among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead."

Genesis 23:6
"Listen to us, sir. You are God's chosen one among us. Bury your dead in the finest of our tombs. None of us will withhold his tomb for burying your dead."


Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,









Verses 5, 6. - And the children of Heth answered. Abraham, saying unto him, Hear us, my lord. My lord (Adoni) = sir, monsieur, or mein herr. One acts as the spokesman of all; the number changing from plural to singular. The LXX., reading לֹא instead of לו, after the Samaritan Codex, render μὴ κύριε, Not so, my lord; but hear us. Thou art a mighty prince among us. Literally, a prince of Elohim; not of Jehovah, since the speakers were heathen whose ideas of Deity did not transcend those expressed in the term Elohim. According to a familiar Hebrew idiom, the phrase might be legitimately translated as in the A.V. - cf. "mountains of God," i.e. great mountains, Psalm 36:6; "cedars of God," i.e. goodly cedars, Psalm 80:10 (Calvin, Kimchi, Rosenmüller, 'Speaker's Commentary'); but, as employed by the Hittite chieftains, it probably expressed that they regarded him as a prince or phylarch, not to whom God had given an elevated aspect (Lange), but either whom God had appointed (Gesenius), or whom God manifestly favored (Kalisch, Murphy). This estimate of Abraham strikingly contrasts with that which the patriarch had formed (Ver. 4) of himself. In the choice of our sepulchers bury thy dead; none of us will withhold from thee his sepulcher, but that thou mayest bury thy dead. This remarkable offer on the part of the Hittites Thomson ('Land and Book,' p. 578) regards as having been merely compliment, which Abraham was too experienced an Oriental not to understand. But, even if dictated by true kindness and generosity, the proposal was one to which for many reasons - faith in God, love for the dead, and respect for himself being among the strongest - the patriarch could not accede. With perfect courtesy, therefore, though likewise with respectful firmness, he declines their offer.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The Hittites
בְנֵי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

replied
וַיַּעֲנ֧וּ (way·ya·‘ă·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

to Abraham,
אַבְרָהָ֖ם (’aḇ·rā·hām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 85: Abraham -- 'exalted father', the father of the Jewish nation


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