Genesis 33

Thomson(i) 1 Now when Jacob looked up and saw with his eyes, that lo! Esau his brother was coming and with him four hundred men; thereupon Jacob divided his children to Leia, and Rachel, and the two maids. 2 And he put the two maids and their children foremost, and Leia and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph hindmost. 3 And he himself went before them; and he made a low obeisance to the ground seven times until he came near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell upon his neck and kissed him and they both wept. 5 And when Esau looked up and saw the women and the children he said, What! Are these thine! To which Jacob replied, These are the children with which God hath favoured thy servant. 6 Then the maids and their children came near and made obeisance; 7 next Leia and her children came near and made obeisance; and after that Rachel came near with Joseph; and when they had made obeisance 8 he said, What is the meaning of all those droves which I met? And Jacob said, That thy servant may find favour in the sight of thee my lord. 9 Whereupon Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep thou thine own. 10 But Jacob replied, If I have found favour in thy sight, receive these presents at my hands, because I have seen thy face as one would see the face of God; and thou wilt oblige me. 11 Receive these my blessings which I have brought thee; because God hath dealt bountifully with me, and is all things to me. So he pressed him and he took them. 12 Then he said, Let us depart and march on straightway. 13 But Jacob said to him, My lord perceiveth that the children are tender, and the sheep and cows with me have just had young. If therefore I over drive them one day, all the cattle will die. 14 Let my lord go on before his servant, and I will recruit them on the way by a leisurely march as fast as the young can walk, until I come to my lord at Seir. 15 Then Esau said, Let me leave with thee some of the people who are with me. To which Jacob replied, What need is there? It is sufficient that I have found favour in the sight of thee, my lord. 16 So Esau set out that day on his return to Seir 17 and Jacob marched on to Booths, and there built houses for himself and booths for his cattle, for which cause he called the name of that place Booths. 18 And when Jacob came from Syrian Mesopotamia he went to Salem a city of the Sekimites which is in the land of Chanaan, and encamped before the city, 19 and purchased of Emmor, the father of Sychem, the part of the field where he had pitched his tent for a hundred lambs 20 and he erected there an Altar and invoked the God of Israel.