Genesis 23:15
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New International Version
"Listen to me, my lord; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver, but what is that between you and me? Bury your dead."


New American Standard Bible
"My lord, listen to me; a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and you? So bury your dead."


King James Bible
My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
My lord, listen to me. Land worth 400 shekels of silver--what is that between you and me? Bury your dead."


International Standard Version
"Sir, listen to me! The land is worth 400 shekels of silver, but what's that between us? You may bury your dead."


American Standard Version
My lord, hearken unto me. A piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that betwixt me and thee? Bury therefore thy dead.


Douay-Rheims Bible
My lord, hear me. The ground which thou desirest, is worth four hundred sicles of silver: this is the price between me and thee: but what is this? bury thy dead.


Darby Bible Translation
My lord, hearken to me. A field of four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.


Young's Literal Translation
My lord, hear me: the land -- four hundred shekels of silver; between me and thee, what is it? -- thy dead bury.'
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Context
The Death and Burial of Sarah

1And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying, 4I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burial plot with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him, 6Hear us, my lord: you are a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchers bury your dead; none of us shall withhold from you his sepulcher, but that you may bury your dead. 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 entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he has, 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 burial plot among you. 10And Ephron dwelled 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, 11No, my lord, hear me: the field give I you, and the cave that is therein, I give it you; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it you: bury your dead. 12And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. 13And he spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if you will give it, I pray you, hear me: I will give you money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, 15My lord, listen to me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that between me and you? bury therefore your dead. 16And Abraham listened to 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. 17And 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 18To 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 to Abraham for a possession of a burial plot by the sons of Heth.
Cross References
Genesis 23:14
And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,


Exodus 30:13
This they shall give, every one that passes among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.


Ezekiel 45:12
And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.


Treasury of Scripture

My lord, listen to me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that between me and you? bury therefore your dead.

is worth. Though the words 'is worth' are not in the Text, yet they are clearly implied, to adapt the Hebrew to the English idiom. A shekel, according to the general opinion, was equal in value to about

2s.

6d. of our money, but according to Dr. Prideaux,

3s. English. In those early times, money was given in weight; for it is said (ver.

Genesis 23:16 And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth...

.) that 'Abraham weighed,' wayishkal, the silver; and hence, we find that it was a certain weight which afterwards passed as a current coin; for the word shekel is not only used to denote a piece of sliver, but also to weigh.

shekels.

Exodus 30:15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering to the LORD...

Ezekiel 45:12 And the shekel shall be twenty gerahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty shekels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh.

Strong's Concordance
My lord, hearken unto me: the land [is worth] four hundred shekels of silver; what [is] that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
Topical Bible
Betwixt Bury Dead Ear Field Hearken Hundred Listen Piece Rest Shekels Silver Value Worth
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Genesis Chapter 23 Verse 15

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