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Genesis 23:7

    Genesis 23:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Abraham got up and gave honour to the children of Heth, the people of that land.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 23:7

    Abraham now makes a specific offer to purchase the field of Makpelah from Ephron the son of Zohar. "Treat for me" - deal, use your influence with him. Abraham approaches in the most cautious manner to the individual with whom he wishes to treat. "The cave of Makpelah." The burial of the dead in caves, natural and artificial, was customary in this Eastern land. The field seems to have been called Makpelah (doubled) from the double form of the cave, or the two caves perhaps communicating with each other, which it contained. "For the full silver." Silver seems to have been the current medium of commerce at this time. God was known, and mentioned at an earlier period Genesis 2:11; Genesis 13:2. "A possession of a burying-ground." We learn from this passage that property in land had been established at this time. Much of the country, however, must have been a common, or unappropriated pasture ground.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 23:7

    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.