Peace is the answer  
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Book 1 Chapter 23

vixit autem Sarra centum viginti septem annis

et mortua est in civitate Arbee quae est Hebron in terraChanaan venitque Abraham ut plangeret et fleret eam

cumque surrexisset ab officio funeris locutus est ad filiosHeth dicens

advena sum et peregrinus apud vos date mihi ius sepulchrivobiscum ut sepeliam mortuum meum

responderuntque filii Heth

audi nos domine princeps Dei es apud nos in electissepulchris nostris sepeli mortuum tuum nullusque prohibere tepoterit quin in monumento eius sepelias mortuum tuum

surrexit Abraham et adoravit populum terrae filiosvidelicet Heth

dixitque ad eos si placet animae vestrae ut sepeliammortuum meum audite me et intercedite apud Ephron filium Soor

ut det mihi speluncam duplicem quam habet in extrema parteagri sui pecunia digna tradat mihi eam coram vobis inpossessionem sepulchri

habitabat autem Ephron in medio filiorum Heth responditquead Abraham cunctis audientibus qui ingrediebantur portamcivitatis illius dicens

nequaquam ita fiat domine mi sed magis ausculta quodloquor agrum trado tibi et speluncam quae in eo estpraesentibus filiis populi mei sepeli mortuum tuum

adoravit Abraham coram populo terrae

et locutus est ad Ephron circumstante plebe quaeso utaudias me dabo pecuniam pro agro suscipe eam et sic sepeliammortuum meum in eo

respondit Ephron

domine mi audi terram quam postulas quadringentis argentisiclis valet istud est pretium inter me et te sed quantum esthoc sepeli mortuum tuum

quod cum audisset Abraham adpendit pecuniam quam Ephronpostulaverat audientibus filiis Heth quadringentos siclosargenti et probati monetae publicae

confirmatusque est ager quondam Ephronis in quo eratspelunca duplex respiciens Mambre tam ipse quam spelunca etomnes arbores eius in cunctis terminis per circuitum

Abrahae in possessionem videntibus filiis Heth et cunctisqui intrabant portam civitatis illius

atque ita sepelivit Abraham Sarram uxorem suam in speluncaagri duplici qui respiciebat Mambre haec est Hebron in terraChanaan

et confirmatus est ager et antrum quod erat in eo Abrahaein possessionem monumenti a filiis Heth


And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying,

I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

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

Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.

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

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.

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,

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.

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

And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him,

My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

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.

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-- Book 1 Chapter 23 --

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