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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Abraham rose 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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Abraham stood up from before his dead - He had probably sat on the ground some days in token of sorrow, as the custom then was, (see Tobit 2:12, 13; Isaiah 47:1; and Genesis 37:35); and when this time was finished he arose and began to treat about a burying place.

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Genesis 23:5,7 And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him...

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

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

Genesis 27:46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth...

Genesis 49:30 In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan...

1 Samuel 26:6 Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying...

2 Samuel 23:39 Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all.

Yet it Follows not that the Bodies of the Departed are to be Despised...
5. Yet it follows not that the bodies of the departed are to be despised and flung aside, and above all of just and faithful men, which bodies as organs and vessels to all good works their spirit hath holily used. For if a father's garment and ring, and whatever such like, is the more dear to those whom they leave behind, the greater their affection is towards their parents, in no wise are the bodies themselves to be spurned, which truly we wear in more familiar and close conjunction than any of
St. Augustine—On Care to Be Had for the Dead.

Man's Chief End
Q-I: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN? A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Here are two ends of life specified. 1: The glorifying of God. 2: The enjoying of God. I. The glorifying of God, I Pet 4:4: That God in all things may be glorified.' The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions. I Cor 10:01. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.' Everything works to some end in things natural and artificial;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

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
the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.

Genesis 49:30
the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite.

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

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