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 Genesis 33:1 - 17
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 33
33:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two maidservants.
 
33:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear.
 
33:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
 
33:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
 
33:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. "Who are these with you?" he asked. Jacob answered, "They are the children God has graciously given your servant."
 
33:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the maidservants and their children approached and bowed down.
 
33:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.
 
33:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Esau asked, "What do you mean by all these droves I met?" "To find favor in your eyes, my lord," he said.
 
33:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Esau said, "I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself."
 
33:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"No, please!" said Jacob. "If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably.
 
33:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need." And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it.
 
33:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Esau said, "Let us be on our way; I'll accompany you."
 
33:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Jacob said to him, "My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die.
 
33:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the droves before me and that of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir."
 
33:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Esau said, "Then let me leave some of my men with you." "But why do that?" Jacob asked. "Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord."
 
33:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.
 
33:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jacob, however, went to Succoth, where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Succoth. F166
 

FOOTNOTES:
F166 Succoth means shelters.

 
 

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