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Genesis 23:16

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23:16 So Abraham agreed to Ephron’s price 1  and weighed 2  out for him 3  the price 4  that Ephron had quoted 5  in the hearing of the sons of Heth – 400 pieces of silver, according to the standard measurement at the time. 6 

1 tn Heb “listened to Ephron.”

2 tn Heb “and Abraham weighed out.”

3 tn Heb “to Ephron.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“him”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

4 tn Heb “silver.”

5 tn Heb “that he had spoken.” The referent (Ephron) has been specified here in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.

6 tn Heb “passing for the merchant.” The final clause affirms that the measurement of silver was according to the standards used by the merchants of the time.



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