New Living Translation
Then Abraham bowed low before the Hittites
King James Bible
And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to 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,
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:7 Abraham returns them thanks for their kind offer, with all possible decency and respect. Religion teaches good manners, and those abuse it that place it in rudeness and clownishness.
Canaan's oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,
"Listen, my lord, you are an honored prince among us. Choose the finest of our tombs and bury her there. No one here will refuse to help you in this way."
and said, "Since you are willing to help me in this way, be so kind as to ask Ephron son of Zohar
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