Genesis 33

Jacob meets Esau
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33:1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

Esau and 400 men come to visit Jacob.

33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Jacob approached his brother Esau, bowing his head to the ground seven times.

33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

Esau ran to meet Jacob, kissed him and wept.

33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.

When Esau saw Jacob's family, he said, "Who are these women and children?"

Jacob replied, "They are the family God has given me."

33:6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

33:7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

Jacob's wives and children bowed to Esau.

33:8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

Esau said to Jacob, "What's with all the animals I met on the way to see you?"

Jacob replied, "They are gifts to you to make you like me."

33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.

Esau said, "I have enough animals, brother. Keep them."

33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

Jacob said,

No, please take them.

Seeing your face is like seeing the face of God. [1]

33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.

So Esau agreed to accept Jacob's gift.

33:12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.

Esau said to Jacob, "Let's go together on your journey."

33:13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

33:14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

Jacob said, "No, the children and flocks are too tender to keep up with you. You go on ahead of us. We'll meet you later in Seir."

33:15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.

Esau: "Let me leave some of my men with you."

Jacob: "I don't need them. I just want you to like me."

33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

So Esau returned to Seir.

33:17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

And Jacob traveled to Succoth, where he built a house.

33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.

33:19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.

33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

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