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Genesis 33 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jacob and Esau Meet
Jacob and Esau Make Peace

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:1 - Now Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and there, Esau was coming, and with him were four hundred men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two maidservants.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:2 - And he put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:3 - Then he crossed over before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:6 - Then the maidservants came near, they and their children, and bowed down.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:7 - And Leah also came near with her children, and they bowed down. Afterward Joseph and Rachel came near, and they bowed down.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:8 - Then Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company which I met?” And he said, “These are to find favor in the sight of my lord.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:9 - But Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:10 - And Jacob said, “No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:11 - “Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” So he urged him, and he took it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:12 - Then Esau said, “Let us take our journey; let us go, and I will go before you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - “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, are able to endure, until I come to my lord in Seir.”

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:18 - Then Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan Aram; and he pitched his tent before the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - And he bought the parcel of land, where he had pitched his tent, from the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred pieces of money.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:20 - Then he erected an altar there and called it El Elohe Israel.[fn]
NKJV Footnotes
Literally Booths
Literally God, the God of Israel
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