He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
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But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
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Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. “Who are these with you?” he asked. Jacob answered, “They are the children God has graciously given your servant.”
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Then the female servants and their children approached and bowed down.
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Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.
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Esau asked, “What’s the meaning of all these flocks and herds I met?” “To find favor in your eyes, my lord,” he said.
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But Esau said, “I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself.”
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“No, please!” said Jacob. “If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably.
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Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need.” And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it.
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Then Esau said, “Let us be on our way; I’ll accompany you.”
But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die.
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