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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Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Genesis 33

  • A disciple
    When Jacob wrestled with "the Angel" the night before, He gave Jacob a new name, according as God knew him, and loved him; calling him Prince of God, or, Israel. So the Lord also heard his prayers and answered his fears about Esau, in softening his heart, and turning him away from his vengeful purposes. God will sort out all the truth and help us if we humble ourselves before our unsaved brethren.
  • Bible fan
    esau is as much a hero here as anyone else - 'to forgive is divine' is a huge theme here, so much so that Jacob sees Esau's face 'as if he saw god'. Forgiveness is what is best in us but it takes some time before we're often willing to do it
  • 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.

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