At the full market price

Genesis 23:9 & 16


... that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he has, which is at the end of his field. Let him give it to me at the full price, as property for a burial place among you.


Abraham weighed out the silver for Ephron which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, currency of the merchants


... That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you

Comment: I've seen this trend among some Christians who think that just because they are Christians they should get a discount on things. Need a Realtor ... find a Christian and expect a special break; Need new tires ... find a Christian merchant and expect a break. I'm all for getting the best deal but let's not short change people in the name of our Lord! (We recently had major sections of our home painted by a brother deacon. He gave us a quote and we gave him the full price. Some sections needed extra work not covered by the quote (two coats here or there!). His time was an extra 2.5 hours and we paid him fully for it!

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