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Genesis 33 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jacob Meets Esau

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Then Jacob lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children [fn]among Leah and Rachel and the two servant-women.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:2 - And he put the servant-women and their children first, and Leah and her children after them, and Rachel and Joseph after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:3 - But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
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Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:5 - And he lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children and said, “[fn]Who are these with you?” And he said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:6 - Then the servant-women came near [fn]with their children, and they bowed down.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:7 - Leah likewise came near with her children, and they bowed down; and afterward Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed down.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:8 - And he said, “What do you mean by all [fn]these camps which I have met?” And he said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:9 - But Esau said, “I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:10 - And Jacob said, “No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, [fn]for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:11 - “Please take my blessing which has been brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me and because I have [fn]everything.” Thus he urged him, and he took it.
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Then [fn]Esau said, “Let us take our journey and go, and I will go before you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - But he said to him, “My lord knows that the children are weak and that the flocks and herds which are nursing are [fn]a care to me. And if they are driven hard one day, all the flocks will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - “Please let my lord pass on before his servant, and I will lead on slowly, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord at Seir.”
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Then Esau said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “Why do this? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:16 - So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:17 - But Jacob journeyed to [fn]Succoth and built for himself a house and made booths for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth.

Jacob Camps in Shechem

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Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and he camped before the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - Then he bought a portion of a field where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred [fn]qesitah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:20 - Then he set up there an altar and called it [fn]El-Elohe-Israel.
LSB Footnotes
Or to
Or What relation are these to you?
Lit they and
Lit this camp
Lit for therefore I have seen your face like seeing God’s face
Lit all
Lit he
Lit upon me
Lit booths
Ancient currency, cf. Josh 24:32; Job 42:11
God, the God of Israel

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