The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting.
Genesis 33:1 Then Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and lo! Esau, coming in,and, with him, four hundred men. So he divided the childrenunto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids; Genesis 33:2 and put the handmaids and their children first,and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph next; Genesis 33:3 but, he himself, passed over before them, and bowed himself to the earth seven times, until he had come near unto his brother. Genesis 33:4 Then ran Esau to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck,and they wept. Genesis 33:5 Then lifted he up his eyes, and beheld the women and the children, and said, What are these, to thee? And he saidThe children wherewith God hath favoured thy servant. Genesis 33:6 Then came near the handmaids, theyand their children,and bowed themselves. Genesis 33:7 Then came near Leah also, with her children,and they bowed themselves. And, afterwards, came near Joseph with Rachel, and they bowed themselves. Genesis 33:8 Then said he, What to thee is all this camp, which I have fallen in with? And he said,To find favour, in the eyes of my lord. Genesis 33:9 Then said Esau, I have, an abundance,my brother, be thine, what thou hast! Genesis 33:10 Then said Jacob, Nay, I pray thee, if, I pray thee, I have found favour in thine eyes, then thou wilt take my present at my hand,For, on this account, hath my seeing thy face been like seeing the face of God, in that thou wast well-pleased with me. Genesis 33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing which hath been brought in to thee,because God hath shewed me favour, and because I have, everything. So he was urgent with him, and he took it. Genesis 33:12 Then he said, Let us break up and go,and let me go on before thee. Genesis 33:13 And he said unto him, My lord, is taking note, that, the children, are tender,and, the flocks and the herds, are giving suck with me,and, should I overdrive them a single day, then would all the flocks die. Genesis 33:14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant,and let, me, lead on in my own easy way, at the pace of the cattle that are before me, and at the pace of the children, until that I come in unto my lord, towards Seir. Genesis 33:15 Then said Esau: Let me leave, I pray thee, along with thee, some of the people who are with me! And he saidWhy so? let me find favour in the eyes of my lord!
Genesis 33:16 So Esau returned, that day, to his journey towards Mount Seir.
Jacob cometh to Succoth.
Genesis 33:17 But, Jacob, brake up towards Succoth, and built for himself a house,for his cattle, made he places of shelter, for which cause, the name of the place was called, Succoth.
At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar called El-elohe-Israel.
Genesis 33:18 And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan,when he came in from Padan-aram,and he encamped before the city. Genesis 33:19 And he bought the portion of the field, where he had spread out his tent, at the hand of the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem,for a hundred kesitahs. Genesis 33:20 And he set up there, an altar,and called it, El-elohe-Israel.