But he himselfpassed on ahead of them and 1boweddown to the groundseventimes, until he camenear to his brother.
Then Esauran to meet him and embraced him, and 2fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, "aWho are these with you?" So he said, "3The childrenwhomGod has graciouslygiven your servant."
Then the maidscamenearbwith their children, and they boweddown.
7Leahlikewisecamenear with her children, and they boweddown ; and afterwardJosephcamenear with Rachel, and they boweddown.
And he said, "What do you mean by 4allthiscompanywhich I have met ?" And he said, "5To findfavor in the sight of my lord."
But Esausaid, "6I haveplenty, my brother ; let what you have be your own."
10Jacobsaid, "No, please, ifnow I have foundfavor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, cfor I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.
11"Pleasetake my d7giftwhich has been brought to you, 8becauseGod has dealtgraciously with me and because I haveeplenty." Thus he urged him and he took it.
Then fEsau said, "Let us take our journey and go, and I will gobefore you."
But he said to him, "My lordknows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds which are nursing are ga care to me. And if they are drivenhardoneday, all the flocks will die.