Genesis 49:29-33 – The Death of Jacob (Burial of Patriarchs’ Wives)

 From Craig Robinson 

 A1. 29 Then he gave them these instructions:
A2. “I am about to be gathered to my people

 B. Bury me with my fathers in the cave in the field of Ephron the Hittite, 30 the cave in the field of Machpelah, near Mamre in Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field as a burial place from Ephron the Hittite

 X1. 31 There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried,
X2. There Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried,
X3. And there I [Jacob] buried Leah. 

 B’. 32 The field and the cave in it were bought from the Hittites.”

 A1’. 33 When Jacob had finished giving instructions to his sons,
A2’. He drew his feet up into the bed, breathed his last and was gathered to his people.

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