(1) Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.
(2) And Sarah died in Kirjatharba, which is Hebron in the land of Canaan, and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
(3) Abraham stood up from before his dead wife, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
(4) "I am a stranger and a foreigner among you. Give me property for a burying place among you, that I may bury my dead wife out of my sight."
Children of Heth Honor Abraham
(5) And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
(6) "Hear us, my lord. You are a mighty prince among us. In the best of our graves bury your dead wife. None of us shall withhold from you his grave, but that you may bury your dead."
(7) Then Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, to the children of Heth.
(8) And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your desire that I should bury my dead wife out of my sight, hear me, and intercede for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
(9) that he may sell to me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, which is at the end of his field. For its full price, he shall sell it to me as property for a burying place among you."
(10) Now Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the presence of the children of Heth, and of all that went in the gate of his city, saying,
(11) "No, my lord, hear me, the field I give to you, and the cave that is in it, I give it to you. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it you to you. Bury your dead wife."
Abraham Buys a Place to Burry Sarah
(12) And Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.
(13) And he spoke to Ephron in the presence of the people of the land, saying, "But if you will give it, please hear me. I will give you money for the field; take it from me, and I will bury my dead wife there."
(14) Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
(15) "My lord, listen to me. The land is worth 400 shekels of silver. What is that between me and you? Therefore, bury your dead wife."
(16) Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed the silver to Ephron, which he had named in the presence of the sons of Heth, 400 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 in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about the field, were made sure
(18) to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.