33 Now Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and there, aEsau was coming, and with him were four hundred men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two maidservants. 2 And he put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last. 3 Then he crossed over before them and bbowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
4 cBut Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, dand fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. 5 And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, “Who are these with you?”
So he said, “The children ewhom God has graciously given your servant.” 6 Then the maidservants came near, they and their children, and bowed down. 7 And Leah also came near with her children, and they bowed down. Afterward Joseph and Rachel came near, and they bowed down.
8 Then Esau said, “What do you mean by fall this company which I met?”
And he said, “These are gto find favor in the sight of my lord.”
9 But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.”
10 And Jacob said, “No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I hhave seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me. 11 Please, take imy blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt jgraciously with me, and because I have 1enough.” kSo he urged him, and he took it.
12 Then Esau said, “Let us take our journey; let us go, and I will go before you.”
13 But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are weak, and the flocks and herds which are nursing are with me. And if the men should drive them hard one day, all the flock will die. 14 Please let my lord go on ahead before his servant. I will lead on slowly at a pace which the livestock that go before me, and the children, 2are able to endure, until I come to my lord lin Seir.”
15 And Esau said, “Now let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.”
But he said, “What need is there? mLet me find favor in the sight of my lord.” 16 So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. 17 And Jacob journeyed to nSuccoth, built himself a house, and made 3booths for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called 4Succoth.
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