Genesis 23:7
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New American Standard Bible
So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

King James Bible
And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham rose up, and bowed down to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth,

World English Bible
Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham riseth and boweth himself to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Abraham now makes a specific offer to purchase the field of Makpelah from Ephron the son of Zohar. "Treat for me" - deal, use your influence with him. Abraham approaches in the most cautious manner to the individual with whom he wishes to treat. "The cave of Makpelah." The burial of the dead in caves, natural and artificial, was customary in this Eastern land. The field seems to have been called Makpelah (doubled) from the double form of the cave, or the two caves perhaps communicating with each other, which it contained. "For the full silver." Silver seems to have been the current medium of commerce at this time. God was known, and mentioned at an earlier period Genesis 2:11; Genesis 13:2. "A possession of a burying-ground." We learn from this passage that property in land had been established at this time. Much of the country, however, must have been a common, or unappropriated pasture ground.

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Exhortations to those who are Called
IF, after searching you find that you are effectually called, I have three exhortations to you. 1. Admire and adore God's free grace in calling you -- that God should pass over so many, that He should pass by the wise and noble, and that the lot of free grace should fall upon you! That He should take you out of a state of vassalage, from grinding the devil's mill, and should set you above the princes of the earth, and call you to inherit the throne of glory! Fall upon your knees, break forth into
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Genesis 10:15
Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth

Genesis 23:6
"Hear 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."

Genesis 23:8
And 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,

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