Genesis 33 ©

1 The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting. 17 Jacob cometh to Succoth. 18 At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar called El-elohe-Israel.


AND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he adivided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.


And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.


And he passed bover before them, cand bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.


And Esau ran to meet him, and dembraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.


And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those 1with thee? And he said, eThe children which God hath graciously given thy servant.


Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.


And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.


And he said, 2What fmeanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.


And Esau said, gI have 3enough, my brother; 4keep that thou hast unto thyself.


And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: hfor therefore I have seen thy face, as ithough I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.


Take, I pray thee, my jblessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have 5enough. And he urged him, and he took it.


And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.


And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that kthe 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.


Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, 6according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be lable to endure, until I come unto my lord munto Seir.


And Esau said, Let me now 7leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, 8What needeth it? let me nfind grace in the sight of my lord.


¶So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.


And Jacob journeyed to oSuccoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called 9Succoth.


¶And Jacob came pto Shalem, a city of 10Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city.


And he qbought a *parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of 11Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred 12pieces of money.


And he erected there an raltar, and called it 13El-elohe-Israel.