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Genesis 23 - AMP

2 And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba, Surely this indicates that this detail was written at a very early date--before Israel had entered the land. No one in later times would need to be told where Hebron was. Not only was it conspicuous in Joshua's and Caleb's day, but it became a ``city of refuge." Besides all this, David was king in Hebron for seven years. Obviously the Israelites had not yet entered Canaan and had to be told not only the name of the place where Abraham and Isaac had lived and were buried, but also its location (P. J. Wiseman, New Discoveries in Babylonia About Genesis).that is, Hebron, in the land of Canaan. And Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

3 And Abraham stood up from before his dead and said to the sons of Heth,

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me property for a burial place among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

5 And the Hittites replied to Abraham,

6 Listen to us, my lord; you are a mighty prince among us. Bury your dead in any tomb or grave of ours that you choose; none of us will withhold from you his tomb or hinder you from burying your dead.

7 And Abraham stood up and bowed himself to the people of the land, the Hittites.

8 And he said to them, If you are willing to grant my dead a burial out of my sight, listen to me and ask Ephron son of Zohar for me,

9 That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he owns--it is at the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me here in your presence as a burial place to which I may hold fast among you.

10 Now Ephron was present there among the sons of Heth; so, in the hearing of all who went in at the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, saying,

11 No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field, and the cave that is in it I give you. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you. Bury your dead.

12 Then Abraham bowed himself down before the people of the land.

13 And he said to Ephron in the presence of the people of the land, But if you will give it, I beg of you, hear me. I will give you the price of the field; accept it from me, and I will bury my dead there.

14 Ephron replied to Abraham, saying,

15 My lord, listen to me. The land is worth 400 shekels of silver; what is that between you and me? So bury your dead.

16 So Abraham listened to what Ephron said and acted upon it. He weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the Hittites: 400 shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants.

17 So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre --the field and the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field and in all its borders round about--was made over

18 As a possession to Abraham in the presence of the Hittites, before all who went in at his city gate.

19 After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Here were buried Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, and Jacob and Leah (Gen. 49:31; 50:13).Machpelah to the east of Mamre, that is, Hebron, in the land of Canaan.

20 The field and the cave in it were conveyed to Abraham for a permanent burial place by the sons of Heth.




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Daniel Habben avatar
Focus on What's Ahead
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Nov, 2016
Summary: Focus on Jesus and his promise of heaven.
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-24:67
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 27
C. Philip Green avatar
Our Final Foe
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Aug, 2016
Summary: When you've lost someone you love, hurt, hope, and inherit God's richest blessings even in the place of pain.
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 83
Horace  Wimpey avatar
Staking Your Claim
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on May, 2016
Summary: In the burial of Sarah, we see Abraham staking his claim to God's promises
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 409
Larry Turner avatar
It Is All Relative.
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2015
Summary: How we treat others is relative to how we feel about ourselves. This sermon looks at treating yourself better with the intent if treating others better also.
William R. Nabaza avatar
sons of terror
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2014
Summary: To show that we are protected from the terrors by night and arrows by day.
Greg Nance avatar
Losing a Lifelong Mate
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jan, 2014
Summary: When Sarah, Abraham's sister of 127 years and wife of who knows how long, dies, he loses a soul mate. Genesis 23 tells how he established a family burial plot and began to move on after this loss.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Views: 2,187
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Promises Kept
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2013
Summary: God keeps his word to give Abraham and Sarah a son. Abraham, though, is told to sacrifice his son, but God provides a lamb.
Series: Pentecost
Scripture: Genesis 21:1-23:14
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,770
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 23:1-20
Shared by: John Shearhart on Aug, 2013
Summary: Abraham secures a resting place within the Promised Land.
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 595
Ken Pell avatar
The legacy
Shared by: Ken Pell on Jun, 2012
Summary: A Funeral Meditation: The death of Sarah motivated Abraham to seek the promises of God for his life.
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-4
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,687
John Shearhart avatar
Genesis 23:1-20
Shared by: John Shearhart on Feb, 2011
Summary: Abraham purchases land
Series: Genesis
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,043
Ross Cochrane avatar
Genesis 23 - WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITHOUT YOU?
Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Dec, 2010
Summary: What am I supposed to do without you? How will I cope with the death of the one I love?
Series: Genesis
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Views: 3,051
GUY GLASS avatar
FORWARD THINKING FOR THE FOLLOWER OF CHRIST
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Jul, 2010
Summary: SOMEONE ONCE SAID, “FAITH SEES THE INVISIBLE, BELIEVES THE INCREDIBLE, AND RECEIVES THE IMPOSSIBLE”. HERE IN OUR PASSAGE TODAY, WE SEE ABRAHAM LIVING AND ACTING OUT THE REALITY OF THIS STATEMENT. EVERYTHING ABRAHAM DOES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEATH OF
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Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 640
Tom Owen avatar
Genesis 34
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-24:67
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 516
Carl Allen avatar
Standing up before Your Dead
Shared by: Carl Allen on May, 2009
Summary: In the Christian life, we will all face times of lose. And with that lose we will grief, but what we do after that grieving period is crucial.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,205
Paul Clemente avatar
Dealing With A Death Of A Loved One
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Feb, 2009
Summary: How do we grow in our love for people and how do we deal with losing them?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 4,746
Joel Smith avatar
Leaving a Legacy
Shared by: Joel Smith on Oct, 2008
Summary: You haven’t completed the race until you’ve passed the baton.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,710
Raymond Smith avatar
Abraham, a man Challenged #17
Shared by: Raymond Smith on Jan, 2008
Summary: By Death Comes The Inheritance
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 454
Victor Yap avatar
Good Grief
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Abraham, Pt. 9
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 428
Steve Lotze avatar
Burying Sara
Shared by: Steve Lotze on Mar, 2007
Summary: Sometimes in our lives and in the life of a church there are things that God wants us to leave behind, and until we do we cannot embrace the powerful promise of the future.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-4
Views: 1,880
Lisa DeLay avatar
More Than Animals
Shared by: Lisa DeLay on Sep, 2005
Summary: God’s breath of life made humankind a living soul despite how the world wishes to equate humans with animals.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:7
Views: 568
Tom Fuller avatar
The Biggest Tent
Shared by: Tom Fuller on May, 2005
Summary: Abraham faces his biggest challenge yet. And through it God shows a wonderful picture of Jesus Christ through the sacrifice of Isaac.
Series: Genesis
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-23:20
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 861
Thomas Black avatar
A Deposit on Faith
Shared by: Thomas Black on Feb, 2005
Summary: Our Father encourages us to release what we hold dearest in this world in order to deposit in heaven a treasure that cannot and will not fail.
Series: Genesis
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Views: 2,378
David Richardson avatar
The Making of a Man
Shared by: David Richardson on Apr, 2004
Summary: We have the opportunity, through Bible study, prayer, church attendance and fellowship to become true men of God. And, as true men of God, we will provide for our wives and families.
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 3,323
Victor Yap avatar
Good Grief
Shared by: Victor Yap on Jul, 2003
Summary: The Life of Abraham, Part 9 of 10.
Series: "Abraham"
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,977
Larry Sarver avatar
Faith For The Future
Shared by: Larry Sarver on May, 2002
Summary: An Expository Message On Genesis 22:20-23:20 On How God’s Promises To Us Are Primarily Future Realities. Genesis Series #46
based on 70 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 23:1-20
Views: 12,573
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Funeral Meditation: Lessons from the Death of Sarah
Shared by: Yuen Woh Voon on Dec, 2001
Summary: This sermon serves to comfort the bereaved family and encourages them to move on with life when the period of mourning is over.
based on 372 ratings
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 42,856