Genesis 33:19

“And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he bought a parcell of a field where hee had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor Shechems father, for an hundred pieces of money.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He bought the piece of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred pieces of money.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for a hundred bits of money he got from the children of Hamor, the builder of Shechem, the field in which he had put up his tents.
- Basic English Bible

And he bought the portion of the field where he had spread his tent, of the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred kesitahs.
- Darby Bible

And he bought a part of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of money.
- Webster's Bible

He bought the parcel of ground where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for one hundred pieces of money.
- World English Bible

and he buyeth the portion of the field where he hath stretched out his tent, from the hand of the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem, for a hundred kesitah;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- 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
  • 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.
  • 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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