of all who went in at the gateZZ of his city,AAA 11 “No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it; in the presenceBBB of my peopleCCC I give it to you; bury your dead.”
12 Then Abraham bowed down before the people of the land. 13 He said to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, “If you only will listen to me! I will give the price of the field; acceptDDD it from me, so that I may bury my dead there.”
14 Ephron answered Abraham, 15 “My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth fourEEE hundred shekelsFFF of silverGGG what is that between you and me? Bury your dead.”
16 Abraham agreedHHH with Ephron; and Abraham weighed outIII for Ephron the silver that he had namedJJJ in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights currentKKK among the merchants.LLL
17 So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the eastMMM of Mamre,NNN the field with the cave that was in it and all the treesOOO that were in the field, throughout its whole area,PPP passedQQQ
18 to Abraham as a possessionRRR in the presenceSSS of the Hittites, in the presence of all who went in at the gate of his city. 19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wifeTTT in the cave of the field of Machpelah facingUUU Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. 20 The field and the cave that is in it passed from the Hittites into Abraham’s possession as a burying place.
Image credit: “The Grotto of the Prophets” by Antonio Muñoz Degrain, circa 1912.