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Genesis 33 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Jacob Meets Esau

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:1 - Then Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children [fn]among Leah and Rachel and the two maids.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:2 - He put the maids and their children [fn]in front, and Leah and her children [fn]next, and Rachel and Joseph [fn]last.

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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - 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 - He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, “[fn]Who are these with you?” So he said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:6 - Then the maids 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 this company 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 - 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 [fn]gift which has been brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me and because I have [fn]plenty.” Thus he urged him and he took it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:12 - 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 frail 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 proceed at my leisure, 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.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:15 - Esau said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “[fn]What need is there? 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 - Jacob journeyed to [fn]Succoth, and built for himself a house and made booths for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth.

Jacob Settles in Shechem

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:18 - Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and camped before the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - He bought the piece of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred [fn]pieces of money.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:20 - Then he erected there an altar and called it [fn]El-Elohe-Israel.
NASB Footnotes
Or, to
Literally: first
Literally: behind
Or, What relation are these to you?
Literally: they and
Literally: for therefore I have seen your face like seeing God's face
Literally: blessing
Literally: all
Literally: he
Literally: upon me
Literally: Why this?
I.e. booths
Hebrew: qesitah
I.e. God, the God of Israel
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