Genesis 33

CHAPTER 33

Jacob and Esau Reunite

[3looking up 1And 2Jacob] saw. And behold, Esau his brother was coming, and four hundred men with him. And Jacob divided the servants unto Leah and unto Rachel, and the two maidservants. And he made the two maidservants and their sons go in first, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph last. But he went forth in front of them, and did obeisance on the ground seven times, while approaching to his brother. And Esau ran up to meet him. And taking hold of him, he kissed him. And he fell upon his neck. And he kissed him, and they [2wept 1both]. And Esau looking up, he saw the women and the children. And he said, What [2these 3to you 1are]? And he said, The children which God showed mercy on your servant. And [5drew near 1the 2maidservants 3and 4their children], and did obeisance. And Leah drew near and her children, and they did obeisance. And after this [4drew near 1Rachel 2and 3Joseph], and they did obeisance. And he said, What [2these 3to you 1are], all these camps which I have met? And he said, that [2should find 1your servant] favor before you, O master. [3said 1And 2Esau], There is to me much, O brother, let [3be 4yours 2things 1your]! 10 [3said 1And 2Jacob], If I found favor before you, take the gifts by my hands! Because of this I saw your face, as if one may have seen the face of God, and you shall think well of me. 11 Take the things of my blessing, which I brought to you! for [2showed mercy 3on me 1God], and there is to me all things. And he forced him, and he took. 12 And he said, Departing we will go straight. 13 And he said to him, My master knows that the children are tender, and the sheep and the oxen are giving birth to me. If then I should drive them [2day 1one more 6will die 3all 4the 5cattle]. 14 Let [2go forth 1my master] in front of his servant! and I shall gain strength in the way according to the ease of the trek before me, and according to the foot of the youngsters, until my coming to my master in Seir. 15 [3said 1And 2Esau], I will leave behind with you some of the people of the ones with me. And he said, Why this? It is enough that I found favor before you, O lord. 16 [3returned 1And 2Esau] in that day unto his journey to Seir. 17 And Jacob departed to Tents. And he made himself there a residence, and [3for his cattle 1he made 2tented shelters]. On account of this they call the name of that place, Tents. 18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he returned back from Mesopotamia Syria. And he camped before the face of the city. 19 And he acquired the portion of the field which sat there by his tent, from Hamor father of Shechem, for a hundred lambs. 20 And he set up there an altar, and called upon the God of Israel.
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