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Genesis 33 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jacob saw Esau coming with 400 men. So he divided the children among Leah, Rachel, and the two slaves. 1 Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two maidservants.
2 He put the slaves and their children in front, Leah and her children after them, and Rachel and Joseph last. 2 He put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear.
3 He went on ahead of them and bowed seven times with his face touching the ground as he came near his brother. 3 He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
4 Then Esau ran to meet Jacob. Esau hugged him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him. They both cried. 4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.
5 When he saw the women and children, Esau asked, "Who are these people here with you?" "The children God has graciously given me, sir," Jacob answered. 5 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."
6 Then the slaves and their children came forward and bowed down. 6 Then the maidservants and their children approached and bowed down.
7 Likewise, Leah and her children came forward and bowed down. Finally, Joseph and Rachel came forward and bowed down. 7 Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.
8 Then Esau asked, "Why did you send this whole group [of people and animals] I met?" He answered, "To win your favor, sir." 8 Esau asked, "What do you mean by all these droves I met?" "To find favor in your eyes, my lord," he said.
9 Esau said, "I have enough. Keep what you have, Brother." 9 But Esau said, "I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself."
10 Jacob said, "No, please take the gift I'm giving you, because I've seen your face as if I were seeing the face of God, and yet you welcomed me so warmly. 10 "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.
11 Please take the present I've brought you, because God has been gracious to me and has given me all that I need." So Esau took it because Jacob insisted. 11 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.
12 Then Esau said, "Let's get ready to go, and I'll go with you." 12 Then Esau said, "Let us be on our way; I'll accompany you."
13 Jacob said to him, "Sir, you know that the children are frail and that I have to take care of the flocks and cattle that are nursing their young. If they're driven too hard for even one day, all the flocks will die. 13 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.
14 Go ahead of me, sir. I will slowly and gently guide the herds that are in front of me at their pace and at the children's pace until I come to you in Seir." 14 So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the droves before me and that of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir."
15 Esau said, "Then let me leave some of my men with you." "Why do that?" Jacob asked. "I only want to win your favor, sir." 15 Esau said, "Then let me leave some of my men with you." "But why do that?" Jacob asked. "Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord."
16 That day Esau started back to Seir. 16 So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.
17 But Jacob moved on to Succoth, where he built a house for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is named Succoth [Shelters]. 17 Jacob, however, went to Succoth, where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Succoth.
18 So having come from Paddan Aram, Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem in Canaan. He camped within sight of the city. 18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram, he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.
19 Then he bought the piece of land on which he had put up his tents. He bought it from the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem, for 100 pieces of silver. 19 For a hundred pieces of silver, he bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, the plot of ground where he pitched his tent.
20 He set up an altar there and named it God Is the God of Israel. 20 There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel.