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Book of Genesis  Chapter 33

Jacob on his way, struggles with the angel.

GENESIS 33:1  And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and  with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto  Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

GENESIS 33:2  And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and  her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

GENESIS 33:3  And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven  times, until he came near to his brother.

GENESIS 33:4  And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and  kissed him: and they wept.

GENESIS 33:5  And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and  said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath  graciously given thy servant.

GENESIS 33:6  Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they  bowed themselves.

GENESIS 33:7  And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and  after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

GENESIS 33:8  And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he  said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

GENESIS 33:9  And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto  thyself.

GENESIS 33:10  And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy  sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy  face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

GENESIS 33:11  Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God  hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged  him, and he took it.

GENESIS 33:12  And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go  before thee.

GENESIS 33:13  And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the 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.

GENESIS 33:14  Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will  lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children  be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

GENESIS 33:15  And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are  with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my  lord.

GENESIS 33:16  So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

GENESIS 33:17  And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made  booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.

GENESIS 33:18  And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of  Canaan, when he came from Padanaram; and pitched his tent before the city.

GENESIS 33:19  And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at  the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of  money.

GENESIS 33:20  And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

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