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Genesis 33

Genesis 33:1  
Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. He divided the children between Leah, Rachel, and the two servants.

Genesis 33:2  
He put the servants and their children in front, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph at the rear.

Genesis 33:3  
He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

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

Genesis 33:5  
He lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, “Who are these with you?” He said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Genesis 33:6  
Then the servants came near with their children, and they bowed themselves.

Genesis 33:7  
Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves. After them, Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

Genesis 33:8  
Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company which I met?” Jacob said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.”

Genesis 33:9  
Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours.”

Genesis 33:10  
Jacob said, “Please, no, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

Genesis 33:11  
Please take the gift that I brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” He urged him, and he took it.

Genesis 33:12
Esau said, “Let’s take our journey, and let’s go, and I will go before you.”

Genesis 33:13  
Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.

Genesis 33:14  
Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.”

Genesis 33:15  
Esau said, “Let me now leave with you some of the people who are with me.” He said, “Why? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.”

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

Genesis 33:17  
Jacob traveled to Succoth, built himself a house, and made shelters for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

Genesis 33:18  
Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan Aram; and encamped before the city.

Genesis 33:19  
He bought the parcel of ground where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred pieces of money.

Genesis 33:20  
He erected an altar there, and called it El Elohe Israel.


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