Chapter 33

Meeting of Jacob and Esau

33:1 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.
33:2 And he put the handmaids and their children first, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph last.
33:3 And he passed over in front them, and bowed
himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
33:4 And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him and they wept.
33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children ; and said, Who [are] those with you? And he said, The children which Eloheem has graciously given your servant.
33:6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
33:7 And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
33:8 And he said, Who [is] all
this camp which I met ? And he said, [These are] to find favor in the sight of my lord.
33:9 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother ; keep that you have to yourself.
33:10 And Jacob said, No, please, if now I have found favor in your eyes, then receive my present at my hands. For I have seen your face, as though I had seen the face of Eloheem, and you were pleased with me.
33:11 Please take, my blessing that is brought to you; because Eloheem has favored me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took [it].
33:12 And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go with you.
33:13 And he said to him, My lord knows that the children [are] tender, and the flocks and herds with young [are] with me and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
33:14 Please let my lord go before his servant and I will move on by stages at my ease, according to the pace of the stock that goes before me, and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord unto Seir.
33:15 And Esau said, Please let me now leave with you [some] of the peolpe that [are] with me. And he said, Why, then? Let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.
33:16 So Esau returned that day on his way toward Seir.

Jacob settles at Succoth

33:17 And Jacob traveled to Succoth, and built himself a house, and made booths for his livestock. For that reason the name of the place is called Succoth.
33:18 And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which [is] in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram ; and camped in front of the city.
33:19 And he bought a part of the field, where he had spread his tent, from the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred kesitah.
33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Isra-el.

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