Genesis 25:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 25:10, NIV: "the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah."

Genesis 25:10, ESV: "the field that Abraham purchased from the Hittites. There Abraham was buried, with Sarah his wife."

Genesis 25:10, KJV: "The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife."

Genesis 25:10, NASB: "the field which Abraham purchased from the sons of Heth; there Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah."

Genesis 25:10, NLT: "This was the field Abraham had purchased from the Hittites and where he had buried his wife Sarah."

Genesis 25:10, CSB: "This was the field that Abraham bought from the Hethites. Abraham was buried there with his wife Sarah."

What does Genesis 25:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This verse completes the description of Abraham's burial cave begun in the previous verse. The full details of Abraham's acquisition of this cave, and the field attached to it, can be found in Genesis chapter 23. The important point of that narration is that Abraham legally purchased the field from a man named Ephron. This was done with the full approval of the counsel of the Hittites who lived in the region at the time. Abraham's legal ownership of the cave as a burial place was undisputed.

Abraham was buried alongside Sarah, and not with his other wife Keturah, who was mentioned at the beginning of this chapter (Genesis 25:1–2). He was also not buried alongside Hagar (Genesis 16:1–4), though their son Ishmael attended Abraham's burial. This burial with Sarah emphasizes Abraham's explicit, God-directed choice for his line and God's blessing to flow through Isaac to future generations.