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Genesis 23:16 New English Translation (NET Bible)

16 So Abraham agreed to Ephron’s price[a] and weighed out[b] for him[c] the price[d] that Ephron had quoted[e] in the hearing of the sons of Heth—400 pieces of silver, according to the standard measurement at the time.[f]


  1. Genesis 23:16 tn Heb “listened to Ephron.”
  2. Genesis 23:16 tn Heb “and Abraham weighed out.”
  3. Genesis 23:16 tn Heb “to Ephron.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun (“him”) in the translation for stylistic reasons.
  4. Genesis 23:16 tn Heb “silver.”
  5. Genesis 23:16 tn Heb “that he had spoken.” The referent (Ephron) has been specified here in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.
  6. Genesis 23:16 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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