Genesis 23:5

“And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 23:5

And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying vnto him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in answer the children of Heth said to Abraham,
- Basic English Bible

And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
- Darby Bible

And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
- Webster's Bible

The children of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
- World English Bible

And the sons of Heth answer Abraham, saying to him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 23:5

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 23:5


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.

23:6 Thou art a prince of God among us - So the word is; not only great, but good. He called himself a stranger and a sojourner, they call him a great prince.

23:7 Abraham returns them thanks for their kind offer, with all possible decency and respect. Religion teaches good manners, and those abuse it that place it in rudeness and clownishness.


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