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Genesis 33

ASV 1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. NIV 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. ASV 2 And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. NIV 2 He put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. ASV 3 And he himself passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. NIV 3 He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother. ASV 4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. NIV 4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. ASV 5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children whom God hath graciously given thy servant. NIV 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." ASV 6 Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. NIV 6 Then the maidservants and their children approached and bowed down. ASV 7 And Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. NIV 7 Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down. ASV 8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this company which I met? And he said, To find favor in the sight of my lord. NIV 8 Esau asked, "What do you mean by all these droves I met?" "To find favor in your eyes, my lord," he said. ASV 9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; let that which thou hast be thine. NIV 9 But Esau said, "I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself." ASV 10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found favor in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand; forasmuch as I have seen thy face, as one seeth the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. NIV 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. ASV 11 Take, I pray thee, my gift that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it. NIV 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. ASV 12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. NIV 12 Then Esau said, "Let us be on our way; I'll accompany you." ASV 13 And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young: and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die. NIV 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. ASV 14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. NIV 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." ASV 15 And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find favor in the sight of my lord. NIV 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." ASV 16 So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. NIV 16 So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir. ASV 17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth. NIV 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. ASV 18 And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city. NIV 18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram, he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan and camped within sight of the city. ASV 19 And he bought the parcel of ground, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money. NIV 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. ASV 20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-israel. NIV 20 There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel.