Genesis 23:7
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New International Version
Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites.

New Living Translation
Then Abraham bowed low before the Hittites

English Standard Version
Abraham rose and bowed to the Hittites, the people of the land.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Abraham rose and bowed down to the Hittites, the people of the land.

International Standard Version
Abraham rose and bowed before the Hittites, the people of the land,

NET Bible
Abraham got up and bowed down to the local people, the sons of Heth.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Abraham got up in front of the Hittites, the people of that region, and bowed with his face touching the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abraham rose up, and bowed down to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

New American Standard 1977
So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the sons of Heth.

King James 2000 Bible
And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

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

American Standard Version
And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Abraham rose up, and bowed down to the people of the land, to wit 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,

English Revised Version
And Abraham rose up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, to the children 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,
Study Bible
The Death and Burial of Sarah
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." 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,…
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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Verse 7. - And Abraham stood up (the customary posture among Orientals in buying and selling being that of sitting), and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Hath - an act of respect quite accordant with modern Oriental manners (vide Thomson, 'Land and Book,' p. 579). And Abraham stood up,.... For, having made his speech to the children of Heth, he sat down waiting for an answer; or rather perhaps they obliged him to sit down, out of reverence to so great a personage; and when they had done speaking, he rose up:

and bowed himself to the people of the land; the principal of them, in token of the grateful sense he had of the honour they had done him, and of the great civility with which they had used him:

even to the children of Heth; this seems to be added to distinguish them from the common people, and as an explanation of the preceding clause; See Gill on Genesis 23:3. 23:1-13 The longest life must shortly come to a close. Blessed be God that there is a world where sin, death, vanity, and vexation cannot enter. Blessed be his name, that even death cannot part believers from union with Christ. Those whom we most love, yea, even our own bodies, which we so care for, must soon become loathsome lumps of clays, and be buried out of sight. How loose then should we be to all earthly attachments and adornments! Let us seek rather that our souls be adorned with heavenly graces. Abraham rendered honour and respect to the princes of Heth, although of the ungodly Canaanites. The religion of the Bible enjoins to pay due respect to all in authority, without flattering their persons, or countenancing their crimes if they are unworthy characters. And the noble generosity of these Canaanites shames and condemns the closeness, selfishness, and ill-humour of many that call themselves Israelites. It was not in pride that Abraham refused the gift, because he scorned to be beholden to Ephron; but in justice and in prudence. Abraham was able to pay for the field, and therefore would not take advantage of Ephron's generosity. Honesty, as well as honour, forbids us to take advantage of our neighbour's liberality, and to impose, upon those who give freely.
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