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Genesis 33 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Jacob Meets Esau
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Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming toward him with four hundred men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two slave women.

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He put the slaves and their children first, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

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He himself went on ahead and bowed to the ground seven times until he approached his brother.

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But Esau ran to meet him, hugged him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him. Then they wept.

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When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, “Who are these with you? ”

He answered, “The children God has graciously given your servant.”

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Then the slaves and their children approached him and bowed down.

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Leah and her children also approached and bowed down, and then Joseph and Rachel approached and bowed down.

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So Esau said, “What do you mean by this whole procession[fn] I met? ”

“To find favor with you, my lord,” he answered.

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“I have enough, my brother,” Esau replied. “Keep what you have.”

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But Jacob said, “No, please! If I have found favor with you, take this gift from me. For indeed, I have seen your face, and it is like seeing God’s face, since you have accepted me.

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“Please take my present that was brought to you, because God has been gracious to me and I have everything I need.” So Jacob urged him until he accepted.

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Then Esau said, “Let’s move on, and I’ll go ahead of you.”

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Jacob replied, “My lord knows that the children are weak, and I have nursing flocks and herds. If they are driven hard for one day, the whole herd will die.

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“Let my lord go ahead of his servant. I will continue on slowly, at a pace suited to the livestock and the children, until I come to my lord at Seir.”

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Esau said, “Let me leave some of my people with you.”

But he replied, “Why do that? Please indulge me,[fn] my lord.”

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That day Esau started on his way back to Seir,

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but Jacob went to Succoth. He built a house for himself and shelters for his livestock; that is why the place was called Succoth.[fn]

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After Jacob came from Paddan-aram, he arrived safely at Shechem in the land of Canaan and camped in front of the city.

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He purchased a section of the field where he had pitched his tent from the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of silver.[fn]

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And he set up an altar there and called it God, the God of Israel.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Lit camp
Lit May I find favor in your eyes
= Stalls or Huts
Lit 100 qesitahs ; the value of this currency is unknown
= El-Elohe-Israel
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