New Living Translation
So the field and the cave were transferred from the Hittites to Abraham for use as a permanent burial place.
King James Bible
And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
Darby Bible Translation
And the field and the cave that was in it were assured to Abraham for a possession of a sepulchre by the sons of Heth.
World English Bible
The field, and the cave that is in it, were deeded to Abraham for a possession of a burying place by the children of Heth.
Young's Literal Translation
and established are the field, and the cave which is in it, to Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, from the sons of Heth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:20 A burying place - 'Tis worth noting, That a burying - place was the first spot of ground Abraham was possessed of in Canaan. That it was the only piece of land he was ever possessed of, tho' it was all his own in reversion. Those that have least of this earth find a grave in it.
Canaan's oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,
"Here I am, a stranger and a foreigner among you. Please sell me a piece of land so I can give my wife a proper burial."
Then Abraham buried his wife, Sarah, there in Canaan, in the cave of Machpelah, near Mamre (also called Hebron).
I signed and sealed the deed of purchase before witnesses, weighed out the silver, and paid him.
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