The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting.
Genesis 33:1 Iacob lyfte vp his eyes and sawe hys brother Esau come and with him .iiij. hundred men. And he deuyded the childern vnto Lea and vnto Rahel and vnto ye ij. maydens. Genesis 33:2 And he put the maydens ad their childern formest ad Lea and hir childern after and Rahel ad Ioseph hindermost. Genesis 33:3 And he went before them and fell on the grownde, vij. tymes vntill he came vnto his brother. Genesis 33:4 Esau ranne agaynst him and enbraced hym and fell on his necke and kyssed him and they wepte. Genesis 33:5 And he lifte vp his eyes and sawe the wyves and their childern and sayde: what are these which thou there hast? And he sayde: they are the childern which God hath geuen thy seruaunte. Genesis 33:6 Than came the maydens forth ad dyd their obaysaunce. Genesis 33:7 Lea also and hir childern came and dyd their obaysaunce. And last of all came Ioseph and Rahel and dyd their obaysaunce. Genesis 33:8 And he sayde: what meanyst thou with all ye drooues which I mett. And he answered: to fynde grace in the syghte of my lorde. Genesis 33:9 And Esau sayde: I haue ynough my brother kepe that thou hast vnto thy silf. Genesis 33:10 Iacob answered: oh nay but yf I haue founde grace in thy syghte receaue my preaset of my hade: for I haue sene thy face as though I had sene ye face of God: wherfore receaue me to grace Genesis 33:11 and take my blessynge that I haue brought the for God hath geuen it me frely. And I haue ynough of all thynges. And so he compelled him to take it. Genesis 33:12 And he sayde: let us take oure iourney and goo and I will goo in thy copany. Genesis 33:13 And he sayde vnto him: my lorde knoweth that I haue tendre childern ewes and kyne with yonge vnder myne hande which yf men shulde ouerdryue but euen one daye the hole flocke wolde dye. Genesis 33:14 Let my lorde therfore goo before his servaunte and I will dryue fayre and softly accordynge as the catell that goth before me and the childern be able to endure: vntill I come to mi lorde vnto Seir. Genesis 33:15 And Esau sayde: let me yet leaue some of my folke with the. And he sayde: what neadeth it? let me fynde grace in the syghte of my lorde
Genesis 33:16 So Esau went his waye agayne yt same daye vnto Seir.
Jacob cometh to Succoth.
Genesis 33:17 And Iacob toke his iourney toward Sucoth and bylt him an house and made boothes for his catell: wherof the name of the place is called Sucoth.
At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar called El-elohe-Israel.
Genesis 33:18 And Iacob went to Salem to ye cytie of Sichem in the lande of Canaa after that he was come from Mesopotamia and pitched before the cyte Genesis 33:19 and bought a parcell of ground where he pitched his tent of the childern of Hemor Sichems father for an hundred lambes. Genesis 33:20 And he made there an aulter and there called vpon the myghtie God of Israell.