Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 23:4


“I am a temporary settler 1  among you. Grant 2  me ownership 3  of a burial site among you so that I may 4  bury my dead.” 5 


Ge 3:19; Ge 17:8; Ge 23:19; Ge 47:9; Ge 49:30; Ge 50:13; Le 25:23; 1Ch 29:15; Job 30:23; Ps 39:12; Ps 105:12,13; Ps 119:19; Ec 6:3; Ec 12:5,7; Ac 7:5; Heb 11:9,13-16; 1Pe 2:11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “a resident alien and a settler.”

tn Heb “give,” which is used here as an idiom for “sell” (see v. 9). The idiom reflects the polite bartering that was done in the culture at the time.

tn Or “possession.”

tn Following the imperative, the cohortative with the prefixed conjunction expresses purpose.

tn Heb “bury my dead out of my sight.” The last phrase “out of my sight” has not been included in the translation for stylistic reasons.

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