The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting.
Genesis 33:1 And as Iaakob lift vp his eyes, and looked, behold, Esau came, and with him foure hundreth men: and he deuided the children to Leah, and to Rahel, and to the two maides. Genesis 33:2 And he put the maides, and their children formost, and Leah, and her children after, and Rahel, and Ioseph hindermost. Genesis 33:3 So he went before them and bowed him selfe to the ground seuen times, vntill he came neere to his brother. Genesis 33:4 Then Esau ranne to meete him, and embraced him, and fell on his necke, and kissed him, & they wept. Genesis 33:5 And he lift vp his eyes, and sawe the women, and the children, and saide, Who are these with thee? And he answered, They are ye childre whome God of his grace hath giuen thy seruant. Genesis 33:6 Then came the maides neere, they, and their children, and bowed themselues. Genesis 33:7 Leah also with her children came nere and made obeysance: and after Ioseph & Rahel drew neere, and did reuerence. Genesis 33:8 Then he said, What meanest thou by all this droue, which I met? Who answered, I haue sent it, that I may finde fauour in the sight of my lorde: Genesis 33:9 And Esau said, I haue ynough, my brother: keepe that thou hast to thy selfe. Genesis 33:10 But Iaakob answered, Nay, I pray thee: if I haue found grace nowe in thy sight, then receiue my present at mine hande: for I haue seene thy face, as though I had seene the face of God, because thou hast accepted me. Genesis 33:11 I pray thee take my blessing, that is brought thee: for God hath had mercie on me, and therefore I haue all things: so he compelled him, and he tooke it. Genesis 33:12 And he saide, Let vs take our iourney and go, and I will goe before thee. Genesis 33:13 Then he answered him, My lord knoweth, that the children are tender, & the ewes & kine with yong vnder mine hande: and if they should ouerdriue them one day, all the flocke would die. Genesis 33:14 Let now my lord go before his seruant, & I will driue softly, according to ye pase of ye cattel, which is before me, and as the children be able to endure, vntill I come to my lord vnto Seir. Genesis 33:15 Then Esau said, I will leaue then some of my folke with thee; he answered, what needeth this? let me finde grace in the sight of my lorde.
Genesis 33:16 So Esau returned, and went his way that same day vnto Seir.
Jacob cometh to Succoth.
Genesis 33:17 And Iaakob went forwarde towarde Succoth, and built him an house, & made boothes for his cattell: therefore he called the name of the place Succoth.
At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar called El-elohe-Israel.
Genesis 33:18 Afterward, Iaakob came safe to Sheche a citie, which is in the lande of Canaan, when he came from Padan Aram, and pitched before the citie. Genesis 33:19 And there he bought a parcell of ground, where hee pitched his tent, at the hande of the sonnes of Hamor Shechems father, for an hundreth pieces of money. Genesis 33:20 And he set vp there an altar, and called it, The mightie God of Israel.