1Sara dii mfeɛ ɔha aduonu nson. 2Ɔwuu wɔ Kiriat-Arba a ɛno ara ne Hebron a ɛwɔ Kanaan asase so. Abraham kɔgyam ne yere Sara, suu no wɔ hɔ.
3Abraham gyaa ne yere Sara amu no hɔ, kɔɔ Hetifoɔ mpanimfoɔ nkyɛn, kɔsrɛɛ wɔn sɛ, 4“Meyɛ ɔhɔhoɔ ne mamfrani a mete mo mu. Mesrɛ mo, montɔn mo asase yi bi mma me, na mensie me yere wɔ so.”
5Hetifoɔ no buaa Abraham sɛ, 6“Owura, yɛsrɛ wo, tie asɛm a yɛrebɛka yi. Woyɛ Onyankopɔn ɔsomfoɔ kɛseɛ wɔ yɛn mu. Yɛn boda biara a ɛsɔ wʼani a wopɛ sɛ wosie wo yere wɔ hɔ no, yɛma wo ho kwan, kɔsie no. Yɛn mu biara remfa ne boda nkame wo.”
7Ɛhɔ ara, Abraham sɔre bɔɔ ne mu ase wɔ Hetifoɔ no anim, 8ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Sɛ moapene so sɛ mensie mʼamu no wɔ ha deɛ a, mepa mo kyɛw, monsrɛ Efron a ɔyɛ Sohar babarima no mma me, 9na ɔntɔn Makpela ɔboda a ɛwɔ nʼafuo ano no mma me. Monka nkyerɛ no na ɔntɔn no sɛdeɛ ne boɔ die pɛpɛɛpɛ mma me, na mede hɔ ayɛ me ne mʼabusuafoɔ amusieeɛ.”
10Saa ɛberɛ no na Hetini Efron a ɔte ne manfoɔ mu no buaa Abraham maa ne nkurɔfoɔ a wɔahyia wɔ kuro no ɛpono ano nyinaa tee sɛ, 11“Dabi, me wura, tie me! Mede afuo no ne ɔboda a ɛwɔ mu no kyɛ wo. Megyina me manfoɔ anim, na mede kyɛ wo. Kɔsie wʼamu no wɔ hɔ.”
12Bio Abraham de obuo ne anidie bɔɔ ne mu ase wɔ ɔmanfoɔ no anim, 13ka kyerɛɛ Efron maa wɔn a wɔahyia wɔ hɔ no nyinaa tee asɛm a ɔkaeɛ no sɛ, “Mesrɛ mo, ɔmanfoɔ, monyɛ aso mma me. Momma mentua asase no ka. Mompene so mma me, na mennya ɛkwan nkɔsie mʼamu no.”
14Efron buaa Abraham sɛ, 15“Me wura, tie me! Asase no boɔ yɛ dwetɛ kilogram ɛnan ne fa. Yɛnyɛ nnipa baako anaa? Meregye saa sika yi ayɛ ɛdeɛn? Kɔsie wʼamu no!”
16Abraham penee Efron asɛm no so. Ɔkarii dwetɛ kilogram ɛnan ne fa a ɛyɛ asase no boɔ de maa Efron. Saa ara na na adwadifoɔ tɔn asase wɔ Hetifoɔ ɔman mu, na Hetifoɔ mpanimfoɔ no dii dwumadie no ho adanseɛ.
17Enti, wɔde Efron asase a ɛwɔ Makpela a ɛbɛn Mamrɛ, a ɛyɛ afuo no, ɔboda a ɛwɔ mu no, nnua a ɛwɔ afuo no mu ne nʼahyeɛ so nyinaa maa 18Abraham sɛ nʼagyapadeɛ. Yei nyinaa sii wɔ Hetifoɔ no ne wɔn a wɔbaa kuro no ɛpono no ano nyinaa anim. 19Afei, Abraham siee ne yere Sara wɔ ɔboda a ɛwɔ Makpela afuo a ɛbɛn Mamrɛ a ɛno ara ne Hebron a ɛwɔ Kanaan asase so no mu. 20Enti, Hetifoɔ no yɛɛ nhyehyɛeɛ de afuo no ne ɔboda a ɛwɔ mu no maa Abraham sɛ, nʼagyapadeɛ ne nʼamusieeɛ.
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.