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.

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Genesis 23:1-20

Kumwalira kwa Sara

1Sara anakhala ndi moyo zaka 127. 2Anamwalirira ku Kiriyati-Araba, kumeneku ndi ku Hebroni, mʼdziko la Kanaani, ndipo Abrahamu anapita kukakhuza maliro a Sara, namulirira.

3Kenaka Abrahamu ananyamuka pamene panali mtembo wa mkazi wakepo kupita kukayankhula ndi anthu a ku Hiti. Ndipo anati, 4“Ine ndine mlendo wongoyendayenda kwanu kuno. Bwanji mundigulitse malo woti akhale manda kuti ndiyikepo thupi la mkazi wanga.”

5Anthu a ku Hiti aja anamuyankha Abrahamu kuti, 6“Tatimverani mbuye wathu, inu ndinu mwana wa mfumu wamkulu pakati pathu. Chonde ikani thupi la mkazi wanu mʼmanda aliwonse amene mungafune. Palibe mmodzi wa ife amene adzakukanizani manda ake kuti musayike mkazi wanu.”

7Tsono Abrahamu anayimirira naweramira anthu a dziko la Hiti aja 8nati, “Ngati mwaloladi kuti ndiyike mkazi wanga kuno, ndiye ndimvereni. Mundipemphere kwa Efroni mwana wa Zohari 9kuti andigulitse phanga la Makipela, limene lili kumapeto kwa munda wake. Mumupemphe kuti andigulitse pamtengo wake ndithu inu mukuona kuti akhale manda.”

10Pamenepo nʼkuti Efroni Mhiti ali pomwepo pakati pa anthuwo amene anabwera ku chipata cha mzindawo. Ndipo onse akumva anamuyankha Abrahamu 11nati, “Ayi mbuye wanga tandimverani, ine ndikukupatsani mundawo ndiponso phanga limene lili mʼmenemo. Ndikukupatsani malowa pamaso pa anthu a mtundu wanga. Chonde ikani mtembo wamkazi wanu.”

12Apo Abrahamu anaweramanso mwaulemu pamaso pa anthu a mʼdzikolo 13ndipo anthu onse akumva Abrahamu anati kwa Efroni, “Ngati kungatheke, chonde ndimvereni. Ine ndichita kugula mundawu. Landirani ndalama za mundawu kuti ine ndiyike mkazi wanga mʼmenemo.”

14Koma Efroni anamuyankha Abrahamu nati, 15“Mundimvere mbuye wanga; mundawo mtengo wake ndi masekeli asiliva okwana 400. Koma zimenezo nʼchiyani pakati pa ine ndi inu? Ikani mtembo wa mkazi wanu.”

16Abrahamu anavomera mtengo umene ananena Efroni Ahiti onse akumva ndipo anamuwerengera masekeli asiliva okwana 400 monga mwa mtengo wa ndalama umene amalonda a nthawi imeneyo ankagwiritsa ntchito.

17Choncho munda wa Efroni wa ku Makipela umene unali kufupi ndi Mamre, kuphatikiza munda, phanga linali mʼmenemo pamodzi ndi mitengo yonse ya mʼmundamo, zinaperekedwa 18kwa Abrahamu ngati chuma chake pamaso pa anthu onse a ku Hiti amene anabwera ku chipata cha mzindawo. 19Zitatha izi, Abrahamu anayika mkazi wake Sara mʼphanga la mʼmunda wa ku Makipela, kufupi ndi ku Mamre (kumene ndi ku Hebroni) mʼdziko la Kanaani. 20Choncho Ahiti anapereka munda pamodzi ndi phanga la mʼmenemo kwa Abrahamu kuti akhale manda.