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 for Genesis 23:3

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 for Genesis 23:3

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 23:3


23:2 Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep - He did not only perform the ceremonies of mourning according to the custom of those times, but did sincerely lament the great loss he had, and gave proof of the constancy of his affection. Therefore these two words are used, he came both to mourn and to weep.

23:4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you - Therefore I am unprovided, and must become a suiter to you for a burying - place. This was one occasion which Abraham took to confess that he was a stranger and a pilgrim upon earth. The death of our relations should effectually mind us that we are not at home in this world. That I may bury my dead out of my sight - Death will make those unpleasant to our sight, who while they lived were the desire of our eyes. The countenance that was fresh and lively becomes pale and ghastly, and fit to be removed into the land of darkness.


Discussion for Genesis 23:3

  • Abel - in Reply on Genesis 23:3
    I believe it is 127 years of age. A hundred (100) and (+) seven (7) and (+) twenty (20) = 100 + 7 + 20 = 127.
  • OWEN KHUPE on Genesis 23:3
    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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