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Genesis 23:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the field, and the cave that [is] in it were made sure to Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, by the sons of Heth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the field and the cave that was in it were assured to Abraham for a possession of a sepulchre by the sons of Heth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So was confirmed the field, with the cave which was therein, to Abraham, for a possession of a buryingplace,—from the sons of Heth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and established are the field, and the cave which [is] in it, to Abraham for a possession of a burying-place, from the sons of Heth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the field was made sure to Abraham, and the cave that was in it, for a possession to bury in, by the children of Heth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the field, and the caue that [is] therein, were made sure vnto Abraham, for a possession of a burying place, by the sonnes of Heth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— So the field and the cave which was in it were made sure to Abraham{gr.Abraam} for possession of a burying place, by the sons of Heth{gr.Chet}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were made sure unto Avraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Cheth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the field, 7704
{7704} Prime
שָׂדֶה
sadeh
{saw-deh'}
From an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat).
and the cave 4631
{4631} Prime
מְעָרָה
m@`arah
{meh-aw-raw'}
From H5783; a cavern (as dark).
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[is] therein, were made sure 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto Avrhm אַברָהָם 85
{0085} Prime
אַבְרָהָם
'Abraham
{ab-raw-hawm'}
Contracted from H0001 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram.
for a possession 272
{0272} Prime
אֲחֻזָּה
'achuzzah
{akh-ooz-zaw'}
Feminine passive participle of H0270; something seized, that is, a possession (especially of land).
of a buryingplace 6913
{6913} Prime
קֶבֶר
qeber
{keh'-ber}
From H6912; a sepulchre.
by x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
the sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of חֵת. 2845
{2845} Prime
חֵת
Cheth
{khayth}
From H2865; terror; Cheth, an aboriginal Canaanite.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 23:16-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 23:20

A burying place — 'Tis worth noting, That a burying — place was the first spot of ground Abraham was possessed of in Canaan. That it was the only piece of land he was ever possessed of, tho' it was all his own in reversion. Those that have least of this earth find a grave in it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 23:20

And the field, and the cave that [is] therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace (f) by the sons of Heth.

(f) That is, all the people confirmed the sale.

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were:

Ruth 4:7-10 Now this [was the manner] in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave [it] to his neighbour: and this [was] a testimony in Israel. ... Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye [are] witnesses this day.
2 Samuel 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy [it] of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Jeremiah 32:10-11 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed [it], and took witnesses, and weighed [him] the money in the balances. ... So I took the evidence of the purchase, [both] that which was sealed [according] to the law and custom, and that which was open:

for a:

Genesis 25:9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which [is] before Mamre;
Genesis 49:31-32 There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah. ... The purchase of the field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children of Heth.
Genesis 50:5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
Genesis 50:13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
Genesis 50:24-25 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. ... And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
2 Kings 21:18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers, and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza: and Amon his son reigned in his stead.
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Gn 25:9; 49:31; 50:5, 13, 24. Ru 4:7. 2S 24:24. 2K 21:18. Jr 32:10.

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