|And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
|And the [[YHWH|L<small>ORD</small>]] was appearing to him among the oak trees of
Mamrel He was sitting in the opening of his tent at the height of the day.
|And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
|And she said, "Who would have told Abraham that Sarah would ever nurse a
child? I have born him a son in his old age."
|Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.
|In that manner they made a covenant at Beer-sheba. Then Abimelech got up, along with Phichol his commander-in-chief, and they returned to the country of the
[[Philistines]].| This reference to Philistine country is likely an anachronism introduced by [[ Moses]] . The proper name of the country at the time is Gerar, not Philistia. The Philistines would not arrive in this country for several centuries more.
|And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many days.
|Abraham stayed several days in
|And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
|Eventually, after these things happened, this news came to Abraham: "[[Milcah]] has also given birth to
children for your brother [[Nahor]]."
|And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him,
Hittites answered Abraham back:
|And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
|Abraham arose, and abased himself before the people of the land, and to the
|And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
|Ephron lived in
Hittite country. Ephron the Hittite declared to Abraham, in the hearing of the Hittites, and all those who were entering his city's gate, saying,
|This sort of declaration is as official as it got, short of cutting a covenant.
|And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
|Abraham accepted Ephron's price. He weighed out the silver, as he had said he would: four hundred shekels of silver,
according to the current mercantile standard.
|And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
|The field of Ephron, in Machpelah, which is before
Mamre--the field, the cave in it, and all the trees in the field and within its boundary,
|Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
|were acquired by Abraham in the presence of the
Hittites and all those who were entering at the city gate.
|And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
|"I adjure you by the L<small>ORD</small>, [[God]] of the skies and God of the earth, not to take a wife for my son from among the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living."
|And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
adjured me, saying, "You must not take a wife for my son from among the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I am living."
|And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac:
|Here ends the Testimony of [[Isaac]], son of [[Abraham]].
Abraham was the father of Isaac.
|And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
|Esau said to Jacob, "Please feed me some of that red stuff
, for I am about to faint!" From that day he was called Edom.
|Edom means "famished."