Genesis 23:7
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites.

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

New King James Version
Then Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

New American Standard Bible
So Abraham stood up and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

NASB 1995
So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

NASB 1977
So Abraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.

Amplified Bible
So Abraham stood up and bowed to the people of the land, the Hittites.

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abraam rose up and did obeisance to the people of the land, to the sons of Chet.

Contemporary English Version
Abraham bowed down

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

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

Good News Translation
Then Abraham bowed before them

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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Abraham rises and bows himself to the people of the land, to the sons of Heth,

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, 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,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Death and Burial of Sarah
6“Listen to us, sir. You are God’s chosen one among us. Bury your dead in the finest of our tombs. None of us will withhold his tomb for burying your dead.” 7Then Abraham rose and bowed down before the people of the land, the Hittites. 8“If you are willing for me to bury my dead,” he said to them, “listen to me, and approach Ephron son of Zohar on my behalf…

Cross References
Genesis 10:15
And Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites,

Genesis 23:6
"Listen to us, sir. You are God's chosen one among us. Bury your dead in the finest of our tombs. None of us will withhold his tomb for burying your dead."

Genesis 23:8
"If you are willing for me to bury my dead," he said to them, "listen to me, and approach Ephron son of Zohar on my behalf


Treasury of Scripture

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

Genesis 18:2
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

Genesis 19:1
And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

Proverbs 18:24
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

and bowed down
וַיִּשְׁתַּ֥חוּ (way·yiš·ta·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7812: To depress, prostrate

before the people
לְעַם־ (lə·‘am-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

of the land,
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

the Hittites.
לִבְנֵי־ (liḇ·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son


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