Genesis Chapter 33
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1 The kindnesse of Iacob and Esau at their meeting. 17 Iacob commeth to Succoth. 18 At Salem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an Altar called Elohe Israel.
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.
2 And he put the handmaides, and their chidren foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Ioseph hindermost.
3 And hee passed ouer before them, and bowed himselfe to the ground seuen times, vntill hee came neere to his brother.
4 And Esau ran to meete him, and imbraced him, and fell on his necke, and kissed him, and they wept.
5 And he lift vp his eyes, and sawe the women, and the children, and said, who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously giuen thy seruant.5
6 Then the handmaidens came neere; they and their children, and they bowed themselues.
7 And Leah also with her children came neere, and bowed themselues: and after came Ioseph neere and Rachel, and they bowed themselues.
8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this droue, which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.8
9 And Esau said, I haue enough: my brother, keepe that thou hast vnto thy selfe.9
10 And Iacob saide, Nay, I pray thee: if now I haue found grace in thy sight, then receiue my present at my hand: for therefore I haue seene thy face, as though I had seene the face of God; and thou wast pleased with me.
11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with mee, and because I haue enough: and hee vrged him, and he tooke it.
12 And he said, Let vs take our iourney, and let vs goe, and I will goe before thee.
13 And hee said vnto him, My lord knoweth, that the children are tender, and the flockes and heards with yong are with mee: and if men should ouer-driue them one day, all the flocke will die.
14 Let my lord, I pray thee, passe ouer before his seruant, and I will leade on softly, according as the cattell that goeth before me, and the children be able to endure, vntill I come vnto my lord vnto Seir.14
15 And Esau said, Let me now leaue with thee some of the folke that are with me: And hee said, What needeth it? let me finde grace in the sight of my lord.15
16 ¶ So Esau returned that day, on his way vnto Seir.
17 And Iacob iourneyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made boothes for his cattell: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.17
18 ¶ And Iacob came to Shalem, a citie of Shechem, which is the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan Aram, and pitched his tent before the Citie.18
19 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.19
20 And hee erected there an Altar, and called it El-Elohe-Israel.20
Genesis Chapter 33 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
5 Heb. To thee.
8 Heb. what is all this band to thee?
9 Heb. bee that to thee that is thine.
14 Heb. according to the foote of the worke, &c. & according to the foot of the children.
15 Heb. Set, or place. , Heb. wherfore is this?
17 That is, boothes.
18 Called Acts. 7. 16. Sychem.
19 Called Acts. 7. 16. Emor. , Or, lambes.
20 That is, God, the God of Israel.
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