GENESIS 23:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,”

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Genesis 23:10 Translation & Meaning

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And Ephron וְעֶפְר֥וֹן Ephron, the name of a Canaanite and of two places in Palestine Ephron
dwelt יֹשֵׁ֖ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwelt
among בְּת֣וֹךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center among
the children בְּנֵי 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 father or brother), etc.) children
of Heth: חֵ֑ת Cheth, an indigenous Canaanite Heth
and Ephron עֶפְר֨וֹן Ephron, the name of a Canaanite and of two places in Palestine Ephron
the Hittite הַֽחִתִּ֤י A Chittite, or descendant of Cheth Hittite
answered וַיַּעַן֩ Properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e., pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce answered
Abraham אַבְרָהָם֙ Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
in the audience בְּאָזְנֵ֣י Broadness. i.e., (concrete) the ear (from its form in man) audience
of the children בְנֵי 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 father or brother), etc.) children
of Heth, חֵ֔ת Cheth, an indigenous Canaanite Heth
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of all לְכֹ֛ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that went in בָּאֵ֥י To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) that went in
at the gate שַֽׁעַר An opening, i.e., door or gate gate
of his city, עִיר֖וֹ A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
saying, לֵאמֹֽר׃ To say (used with great latitude) saying

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  • 8  And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

  • 9  That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

  • 10  And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

  • 11  Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.

  • 12  And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land.




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