Genesis 23:15

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My lord, hearken vnto mee: the land is worth foure hundred shekels of siluer: what is that betwixt mee and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My lord, give ear to me: the value of the land is four hundred shekels; what is that between me and you? so put your dead to rest there.
- Basic English Bible

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

My lord, hearken to me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
- Webster's Bible

My lord, listen to me. What is a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver between me and you? Therefore bury your dead.
- World English Bible

`My lord, hear me: the land -- four hundred shekels of silver; between me and thee, what [is] it? -- thy dead bury.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

'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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 23:15


23:15 The land is worth four hundred shekels of silver - About fifty pounds of our money, but what is that between me and thee? - He would rather oblige his friend than have so much money.


Discussion for Genesis 23

  • Reginald Woodbridge
    Abraham was a man who practiced faithfullness.he honoured his wife who also is mentioned in Hebrews11.He set an example that The Son Isaac honoured Genesis25 8-10 burying Abraham with his wife.Today it is an Islaamic holy place no christian or Jew is permitted there.Christians .Jews and Islaamic all belive the promise to Abraham was for them.God in the new testament declares the blessing of Abraham was through the faithseed..Christ..see Galatians3 16
  • Reginald Woodbridge
    The ages of people started to drop after the flood....probably due to the water above the firmanent being removed as it protected man from the suns rays.also God said mans days would be 120 years.which i believe is the lifespan he gave after the flood.psalm90;10 is for a backslidden people[only reference in bible]..psalm91;16 for obedient. [many refs].Sara lived a lifespan in line with my comments
  • Jane
    Compared how long people lived in their days note that sarah did early at 127yrs. Why?
  • Colby N. Shu
    God is honored when we behave in a christlike manner after the death of a dear one!
  • Joseph
    The lesson i learnt from the life of Abraham in this Chapter is not to take anything for granted when you are making any purchase like land, property, car etc. Make sure you get a clean verifiable, authenticated receipt so there is no dispute in the future. The tendency is to forget collecting a receipt from the seller who is very familiar or close to you. Our Spirituality does not mean we should forsake good common sense in our daily transactions. Abraham was very rich but was not a money waster who spent foolishly. He must have been a good saver and prudent in his spending. This is food for thought.
  • Jose R
    A very important topic is missed here and that is the topic of burial itself. And what I mean by this is burial vs cremation. If you do an in depth study on this topic, you will find that God 's way is and has always been a proper burial! I highly recomend you look at the study put together by David Cloud on the subject. I personally always knew that a proper burial was the only option for me, but only because I felt that was right. Only when I researched it did I get a real conviction about it. If you will note the only time that God has used fire and brimstone is in judgment. Just look at God 's reaction when the people cremated a kng!! Amos chapter 2.

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