15“My lord, listen to me: a piece of land worth four hundred shekels3 of silver, what is that between you and me? Bury your dead.”
16Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the Hittites, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the weights current among the merchants.
17So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave that was in it and all the trees that were in the field, throughout its whole area, was made over
18to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the Hittites, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
19After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah east of Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
20The field and the cave that is in it were made over to Abraham as property for a burying place by the Hittites.
1 Hebrew sons of Heth; also verses 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20