33:1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau
came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the
children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two handmaids.
33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and
Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
33:3 And he passed on before them, and bowed himself to the
ground seven times, till he came near to his brother.
33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his
neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
33:5 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 which God hath graciously given to thy servant.
33:6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children,
and they bowed themselves.
33:7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed
themselves; and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they
33:8 And he said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove which I
met? And he said, [these are] to find grace in the sight of my
33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep what thou
hast to thyself.
33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found
grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for
therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face
of God, and thou hast been pleased with me.
33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee;
because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have
enough: and he urged him, and he took [it].
33:12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I
will go before thee.
33:13 And he said to him, My lord knoweth that the children
[are] tender, and the flocks and herds with young [are] with
me, and if men should over-drive them one day, all the flock
33:14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant:
and I will lead on slowly, according as the cattle that go
before me, and the children are able to endure; until I come to
my lord to Seir.
33:15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee [some] of the
people that [are] with me: And he said, What needeth it? Let me
find grace in the sight of my lord.
33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
33:17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and
made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is
33:18 And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which [is] in
the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched
his tent before the city.
33:19 And he bought a part of a field, where he had spread his
tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father,
for a hundred pieces of money.
33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it