a Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the presence of the sons of Heth, of all that went in at the gate of his city saying: No, sir, hear me give I thee , and I give you the cave that is in it, in the presence of the sons of my people I give it, bury your dead. a Abraham bowed before the people of the earth, and responded to Ephron in the presence of people of the land, saying, Before, if you please, I beg you to hear me. I give you the price of the land, take it from me, and will bury my dead. a Ephron answered Abraham, saying, a Sir, listen to me: the land is worth four cycles of silver, and that is that between you and me? Bury, therefore thy dead. a Abraham agreed with Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the money that said, in the presence of the sons of Heth, four cycles of silver good law merchant. a And it was the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah east of Mamre, the field, and the cave that was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, and in all its contours, as the property of Abraham, in the presence of the sons of Heth and all who came through the door of the city. Real-estate developer follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. a Genesis 23: 1 a "18A of this reading, we can draw a valuable lesson of solidarity and peaceful coexistence among peoples, Abraham, in his pain, he found understanding and support of the Canaanites, who saw in him a true representative of the Lord their God.
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