Genesis 33:1

“And Iacob lifted vp his eyes, and looked, and behold, Esau came, and with him foure hundreth men: and hee diuided the children vnto Leah, and vnto Rachel, and vnto the two handmaids.”

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And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
- King James Version

Then Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jacob, lifting up his eyes, saw Esau coming with his four hundred men. So he made a division of the children between Leah and Rachel and the two women-servants.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. And he distributed the children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two maidservants:
- Darby Bible

And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children to Leah, and to Rachel, and to the two handmaids.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau was coming, and with him four hundred men. He divided the children between Leah, Rachel, and the two handmaids.
- World English Bible

And Jacob lifteth up his eyes, and looketh, and lo, Esau is coming, and with him four hundred men; and he divideth the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two maid-servants;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Genesis 33

  • Noel Grant
    I am happy and thankful to God for giving the talent to read and understand the scriptures, although I have read the scriptures many times each time I get a deferment understanding. I always feel good reading.
  • John Aikins Edu
    When the favour Of god is upon man even his enemies will be at peace with him so we need prayer for the favour of god at all times as Jacob did, Esther also prayed nd God favoured her before the king. God's favour is suprium
  • Julianah
    What clearly came to my mind is the fact that God had concluded the work of reconciliation
  • Mercy Kariuki
    regardless of what you have victory comes from God. trust God and in prayer make your requests known unto him.
  • Danny Nguyen
    I have been thru 31 chapters and most of the chapter cover the test questions that not really important according to that individual chapter. Why all question concerning too much of how many children do they have? what is this children doing and others that doing? What is the name of this person? or who is Jacob brother or etc. Why did you go straight to question about God relationship to each individual of each chapter? I hope the test more regarding to God relationship to human rather than as asked.
  • Joseph
    I learnt from this Chapter that indeed 'PRAYER CHANGES THINGS '! It was the prayer of Jacob that melted the heart of Esau such that both of them wept Verse 4 . It was because Jacob prayed that God gave him 'a mouth and wisdom ' which Esau could not resist and not only did Esau took the gift from Jacob, but he did not argue with Jacob concerning joint movement to Seir. Jacob moved on with his family as God led him. Our God wants us to pray and be intimate with Him and this will require self discipline and sacrifice from us. may God pour upon all Christians the spirit of prayer and supplication that changes lives, families and nations in Jesus Name.

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