Genesis 23:18
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New International Version
to Abraham as his property in the presence of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of the city.

New Living Translation
It was transferred to Abraham as his permanent possession in the presence of the Hittite elders at the city gate.

English Standard Version
to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the Hittites, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

New American Standard Bible
to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

King James Bible
Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abraham's possession in the presence of all the Hittites who came to the gate of his city.

International Standard Version
to Abraham in the presence of all the Hittites and everyone who was entering the city gate.

NET Bible
as his property in the presence of the sons of Heth before all who entered the gate of Ephron's city.

New Heart English Bible
to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to Abraham. His property included the field with the cave in it as well as all the trees inside the boundaries of the field. The Hittites together with all who had entered the city gate were the official witnesses for the agreement.

JPS Tanakh 1917
unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

New American Standard 1977
to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

King James 2000 Bible
To Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

American King James Version
To Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

American Standard Version
unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Was made sure to Abraham for a possession, in the sight of the children of Heth, and of all that went in at the gate of his city.

Darby Bible Translation
were assured to Abraham for a possession before the eyes of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

English Revised Version
unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

Webster's Bible Translation
To Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that entered the gate of his city.

World English Bible
to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.

Young's Literal Translation
to Abraham by purchase, before the eyes of the sons of Heth, among all entering the gate of his city.
Study Bible
The Death and Burial of Sarah
17So Ephron's 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.…
Cross References
Genesis 10:15
Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth

Genesis 23:10
Now 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,

Genesis 23:19
After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 25:9
Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,
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To Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

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Genesis 34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and …

Ruth 4:1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, …

Jeremiah 32:12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, …

Unto Abraham for a possession,.... To be enjoyed by him and his for ever, as his own property, being purchased by his money:

in the presence of the children of Heth; they being witnesses of the bargain, and of the payment of the money by Abraham, and of the surrender of the field unto him, for his own use:

before all that went in at the gates of his city; not of Abraham's city, for he had none, but of Ephron's city, which was Hebron, see Genesis 23:10; these are either the same with the children of Heth, and so the clause is added by way of explanation, and including all the inhabitants of the place; or else different from them, they intending the princes of the people that composed the assembly Abraham addressed, and these the common people, the inhabitants of the place. Aben Ezra takes them to be the travellers that passed and repassed through the gates of the city: however, the design of the expression is to show in what a public manner this affair was transacted, and that the field was made as firm and as sure to Abraham as it could well be, no writings on such occasion being used so early. 23:14-20 Prudence, as well as justice, directs us to be fair and open in our dealings; cheating bargains will not bear the light. Abraham, without fraud or delay, pays the money. He pays it at once in full, without keeping any part back; and by weight, current money with the merchant, without deceit. See how anciently money was used for the help of trade, and how honestly it should be paid when it is due. Though all the land of Canaan was Abraham by promise, yet the time of his possessing it not being come, what he had occasion for he bought and paid for. Dominion is not founded in grace. The saints' title to an eternal inheritance does not entitle them to the possessions of this world, nor justify them in doing wrong. Ephron honestly and fairly makes a good title to the land. As that which is bought, must be honestly paid for, so that which is sold, must be honestly delivered and secured. Let us manage our concerns with punctuality and exactness, in order to avoid contention. Abraham buried Sarah in cave. or vault, which was in the purchased field. It would tend to endear the land to his posterity. And it is worth noting, that a burying-place was the only piece of the land which Abraham possessed in Canaan. Those who have least of this earth, find a grave in it. This sepulchre was at the end of the field; whatever our possessions are, there is a burial-place at the end of them. It was a token of his belief and expectation of the resurrection. Abraham is contented to be still a pilgrim while he lives, but secures a place where, when he dies, his flesh may rest in hope. After all, the chief concern is, with whom we shall rise.
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