Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 23:1-20

亚伯拉罕买地葬撒拉

1撒拉享年一百二十七岁, 2迦南境内的基列·亚巴,即希伯仑去世。亚伯拉罕在那里痛哭,哀悼她。 3他从妻子尸体旁边站起来对人说: 4“我是寄居在你们这里的异乡人,请你们给我一块地,我好埋葬我的亡妻。” 5人回答说: 6“我主,请听我们说,你在我们中间是一位尊贵的王子,你可以选我们这里最好的坟地,没有人会反对你使用他的坟地埋葬你的妻子。” 7亚伯拉罕就向他们下拜,说: 8“如果你们真的准我安葬妻子,就请你们代我求琐辖的儿子以弗仑9请他当着你们的面,把他田地尽头的麦比拉洞按实价卖给我作坟地。”

10当时以弗仑正坐在人当中,于是他在城门口人聚集的地方当众答复亚伯拉罕说: 11“不可!我主,请听我说,我当着族人的面,把那块地和山洞送给你,你只管去安葬你的妻子!” 12亚伯拉罕向当地的人下拜, 13当众对以弗仑说:“你若愿意,请听我说,我要把地钱给你,请你收下,好让我安葬我的妻子。” 14以弗仑回答说: 15“我主,请听我说,四公斤半银子的地对你我来说算什么呢?去安葬你的妻子吧!” 16于是,亚伯拉罕就照以弗仑当众提出的价钱,按通用的重量单位秤了四公斤半银子给他。

17这样,以弗仑麦比拉、靠近幔利的那块地和山洞及地界内所有的树木, 18都归了亚伯拉罕。这是在城门口的人面前买下的。

19之后,亚伯拉罕把妻子撒拉安葬在迦南幔利附近、麦比拉田间的洞里。幔利就是希伯仑20这块人的地和其中的山洞从此成了亚伯拉罕家的坟地。

King James Version

Genesis 23:1-20

1And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3¶ And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, 4I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 6Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.23.6 a mighty…: Heb. a prince of God 7And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 8And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.23.9 as much…: Heb. full money 10And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,23.10 audience: Heb. ears 11Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. 12And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. 13And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

17¶ And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure 18Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. 20And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.