Genesis 23:3
New International Version
Then Abraham rose from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites. He said,

New Living Translation
Then, leaving her body, he said to the Hittite elders,

English Standard Version
And Abraham rose up from before his dead and said to the Hittites,

Berean Study Bible
Then Abraham got up from beside his dead wife and said to the Hittites,

New American Standard Bible
Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

King James Bible
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
Then Abraham got up from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hethites:

Contemporary English Version
he went to the Hittites and said,

Good News Translation
He left the place where his wife's body was lying, went to the Hittites, and said,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Abraham got up from beside his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites:"

International Standard Version
Then Abraham stood up from beside his dead wife and addressed the Hittites. He said,

NET Bible
Then Abraham got up from mourning his dead wife and said to the sons of Heth,

New Heart English Bible
Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Abraham left the side of his dead wife and spoke to the Hittites,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke unto the children of Heth, saying:

New American Standard 1977
Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Abraham stood up from before his dead and spoke unto the sons of Heth, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke unto the sons of Heth, saying,

American King James Version
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

American Standard Version
And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spake unto the children of Heth, saying,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abraam stood up from before his dead; and Abraam spoke to the sons of Chet, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after he rose up from the funeral obsequies, he spoke to the children of Heth, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

English Revised Version
And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spake unto the children of Heth, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

World English Bible
Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Abraham riseth up from the presence of his dead, and speaketh unto the sons of Heth, saying,
Study Bible
The Death and Burial of Sarah
2She died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went out to mourn and to weep for her. 3Then Abraham got up from beside his dead wife and said to the Hittites, 4“I am a stranger and an outsider among you. Give me a burial site among you so that I can bury my dead.”…
Cross References
Genesis 10:15
Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,

Genesis 15:20
Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites,

Genesis 25:10
This was the field that Abraham had bought from the Hittites. Abraham was buried there with his wife Sarah.

Genesis 49:30
The cave is in the field of Machpelah near Mamre, in the land of Canaan. This is the field Abraham purchased from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site.

1 Samuel 26:6
And David asked Ahimelech the Hittite and Abishai son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, "Who will go down with me into the camp to Saul?" "I will go with you," answered Abishai.

Treasury of Scripture

And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,

Heth.

Genesis 23:5,7
And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, …

Genesis 10:15
And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,

Genesis 25:10
The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.







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

got up
וַיָּ֙קָם֙ (way·yā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

from
מֵעַ֖ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

beside
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

his dead wife
מֵת֑וֹ (mê·ṯōw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

and said
וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the Hittites,
בְּנֵי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son
(3) Abraham stood up from before his dead.--His first care on arriving at Hebron had been to prostrate himself in Sarah's tent, and give utterance to his grief. Only after this he rises to prepare for her burial.

The sons of Heth.--Up to this time we have read only of Amorites, Mamre and his toothers, at Hebron. It now appears that it was the property of the Hittites, a race who, while the Israelites sojourned in Egypt, became so powerful as to contend for empire with the Egyptians themselves. Their capital was Emesa in Northern Syria, and their history is now being made known to us not only by means of Egyptian records, but also of inscriptions in their own language (See Note on Genesis 10:15).

Verse 3. - And Abraham stood up - during the days of mourning he had been sitting on the ground; and now, his grief having moderated (Calvin), he goes out to the city gate - from before (literally, from over the face of) his dead, - "Sarah, though dead, was still his" (Wordsworth) - and spake unto the sons of Heth. - the Hittites were descendants of Heth, the son of Canaan (vide Genesis 10:15). Cf. "daughters of Heth" (Genesis 27:46) and "daughters of Canaan" (Genesis 28:1) - saying. 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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