He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, "aWho are these with you?" So he said, "1The 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 2allthiscompanywhich I have met ?" And he said, "3To findfavor in the sight of my lord."
But Esausaid, "4I 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 d5giftwhich has been brought to you, 6becauseGod 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.
14"Please let my lordpass 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 7Seir."
15Esausaid, "Please let me leave with you some of the peoplewho are with me." But he said, "hWhat need is there? 8Let me findfavor in the sight of my lord."