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ND the life of Sarrha was an hundred and twenty-seven years. 2 And Sarrha died in the city of Arboc, which is in the valley, this is Chebron in the land of Chanaan; and Abraam came to lament for Sarrha and to mourn. 3 And Abraam stood up from before his dead; and Abraam spoke to the sons of Chet, saying, 4 I am a sojourner and a stranger among you, give me therefore possession of a burying-place among you, and I will bury my dead away from me. 5 And the sons of Chet answered to Abraam, saying, Not so, Sir, 6 but hear us; thou art in the midst of us a king from God; bury thy dead in our choice sepulchres, for not one of us will by any means withhold his sepulchre from thee, so that thou shouldest not bury thy dead there. 7 And Abraam rose up and did obeisance to the people of the land, to the sons of Chet. 8 And Abraam spoke to them, saying, If ye have it in your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hearken to me, and speak for me to Ephron the son of Saar. 9 And let him give me the double cave which he has, which is in a part of his field, let him give it me for the money it is worth for possession of a burying-place among you.

ΕΓΕΝΕΤΟ δὲ ἡ ζωὴ Σάρρας ἔτη ἑκατὸν εἰκοσιεπτά. 2 καὶ ἀπέθανε Σάρρα ἐν πόλει ᾿Αρβόκ, ἥ ἐστιν ἐν τῷ κοιλώματι (αὕτη ἐστὶ Χεβρών) ἐν τῇ γῇ Χαναάν. ἦλθε δὲ ῾Αβραὰμ κόψασθαι Σάρραν καὶ πενθῆσαι. 3 καὶ ἀνέστη ῾Αβραὰμ ἀπὸ τοῦ νεκροῦ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπεν ῾Αβραὰμ τοῖς υἱοῖς τοῦ Χὲτ λέγων· 4 πάροικος καὶ παρεπίδημος ἐγώ εἰμι μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν· δότε μοι οὖν κτῆσιν τάφου μεθ᾿ ὑμῶν, καὶ θάψω τὸν νεκρόν μου ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ. 5 ἀπεκρίθησαν δὲ οἱ υἱοὶ Χὲτ πρὸς ῾Αβραὰμ λέγοντες· μὴ κύριε· 6 ἄκουσον δὲ ἡμῶν. βασιλεὺς παρὰ Θεοῦ σὺ εἶ ἐν ἡμῖν· ἐν τοῖς ἐκλεκτοῖς μνημείοις ἡμῶν θάψον τὸν νεκρόν σου· οὐδεὶς γὰρ ἡμῶν οὐ μὴ κωλύσει τὸ μνημεῖον αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ σοῦ τοῦ θάψαι τὸν νεκρόν σου ἐκεῖ. 7 ἀναστὰς δὲ ῾Αβραὰμ προσεκύνησε τῷ λαῷ τῆς γῆς, τοῖς υἱοῖς τοῦ Χέτ, 8 καὶ ἐλάλησε πρὸς αὐτοὺς ῾Αβραὰμ λέγων· εἰ ἔχετε τῇ ψυχῇ ὑμῶν, ὥστε θάψαι τὸν νεκρόν μου ἀπὸ προσώπου μου, ἀκούσατέ μου καὶ λαλήσατε περὶ ἐμοῦ Ἐφρὼν τῷ τοῦ Σαάρ, 9 καὶ δότω μοι τὸ σπήλαιον τὸ διπλοῦν, ὅ ἐστιν αὐτῷ, τὸ ὂν ἐν μέρει τοῦ ἀγροῦ αὐτοῦ· ἀργυρίου τοῦ ἀξίου δότω μοι αὐτὸ ἐν ὑμῖν εἰς κτῆσιν μνημείου.

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