Genesis 23:4

“I 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 23:4

I am a stranger and a soiourner with you: giue me a possession of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am living among you as one from a strange country: give me some land here as my property, so that I may put my dead to rest.
- Basic English Bible

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a sepulchre with you, that I may bury my dead from before me.
- Darby Bible

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
- Webster's Bible

I am a stranger and a foreigner living with you. Give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.
- World English Bible

`A sojourner and a settler I [am] with you; give to me a possession of a burying-place with you, and I bury my dead from before me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

'I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 23:4

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 23:4


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.


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