Genesis 33:6

“Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 33:6

Then the handmaidens came neere; they and their children, and they bowed themselues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the servants and their children came near, and went down on their faces.
- Basic English Bible

And the maidservants drew near, they and their children, and they bowed.
- Darby Bible

Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
- Webster's Bible

Then the handmaids came near with their children, and they bowed themselves.
- World English Bible

And the maid-servants draw nigh, they and their children, and bow themselves;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed down.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 33:6

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 33:6


33:4 And Esau ran to meet him - Not in passion but in love. Embraced him, fell on his neck and kissed him - God hath the hearts of all men in his hands, and can turn them when and how he pleases. He can of a sudden convert enemies into friends, as he did two Sauls, one by restraining grace, #1Sam 26:21|,25, the other by renewing grace, #Acts 9:21|. And they wept - Jacob wept for joy to be thus kindly received; Esau perhaps wept for grief and shame to think of the ill design he had conceived against his brother.

33:5 Eleven or twelve little ones followed Jacob, the eldest of them not fourteen years old: Who are these? saith Esau. Jacob had sent him an account of the increase of his estate, but made no mention of his children, perhaps because he would not expose them to his rage, if he should meet him as an enemy. Esau therefore had reason to ask who are those with thee? To which Jacob returns a serious answer; they are the children which God hath graciously given thy servant. Jacob speaks of his children, As God's gifts; they are a heritage of the Lord. As choice gifts; he hath graciously given them. Though they were many, and but slenderly provided for, yet he accounts them great blessings.


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