33 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, aEsau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3 And he passed over before them, and bbowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4 cAnd Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, dand fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. 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 ewhich God hath graciously given thy servant. 6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8 And he said, †What meanest thou by fall this drove which I met? And he said, These are gto find grace in the sight of my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; †keep that thou hast unto thyself. 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: hfor therefore I ihave seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11 Take, I pray thee, jmy blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have †enough. And he kurged him, and he took it. 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 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. 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on lsoftly, †according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come munto my lord unto Seir. 15 And Esau said, Let me now †leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, †What needeth it? nlet me find grace in the sight of my lord. 16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to oSuccoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called ||Succoth. 18 And Jacob came to pShalem, a city of ||qShechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city. 19 And rhe 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. 20 And he erected there an altar, and scalled it ||El-elohe-Israel.
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