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Genesis 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 


Ge 23:15; Ge 43:21; Ex 30:13; Ezr 8:25-30; Job 28:15; Jer 32:9; Eze 45:12; Zec 11:12; Mt 7:12; Ro 13:8; Php 4:8; 1Th 4:6

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tn Heb “listened to Ephron.”

tn Heb “and Abraham weighed out.”

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 The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“him”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.

tn Heb “silver.”

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

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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