Genesis 23:3

“And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Abraham stood vp from before his dead, & spake vnto the sonnes of Heth, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Abraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spake unto the children of Heth, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Abraham came from his dead and said to the children of Heth,
- Basic English Bible

And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
- Darby Bible

And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke to the children of Heth, saying,
- World English Bible

And Abraham riseth up from the presence of his dead, and speaketh unto the sons of Heth, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Abraham rose up from before his dead, and spoke unto the children of Heth, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 23:3

  • OWEN KHUPE for verse 3
    It is giving us a type of Christ in Abraham. Christ will come to a place where he will now change the image of his bride the church and bury the old, just as Abraham buried Sarah his wife. Christ's action will not be opposed even by people who are earthly as opposed to heavenly people. They will even recognize him as the Prince and Lord on that day. His power will prove unmatched by the Devil's power.The people at Mamre succumbed to Abraham's request as a stranger.

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