Thematic Bible

Genesis 33:1 (show verse)

Then Jacob lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids.

Genesis 33:2 (show verse)

He put the maids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.

Genesis 33:3 (show verse)

But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

Genesis 33:4 (show verse)

Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Genesis 33:5 (show verse)

He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, “Who are these with you?” So he said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

Genesis 33:6 (show verse)

Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down.

Genesis 33:7 (show verse)

Leah likewise came near with her children, and they bowed down; and afterward Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed down.

Genesis 33:8 (show verse)

And he said, “What do you mean by all this company which I have met?” And he said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.”

Genesis 33:9 (show verse)

But Esau said, “I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own.”

Genesis 33:10 (show verse)

Jacob said, “No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.

Genesis 33:11 (show verse)

Please take my gift which has been brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me and because I have plenty.” Thus he urged him and he took it.

Genesis 33:12 (show verse)

Then Esau said, “Let us take our journey and go, and I will go before you.”

Genesis 33:13 (show verse)

But he said to him, “My lord knows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds which are nursing are a care to me. And if they are driven hard one day, all the flocks will die.

Genesis 33:14 (show verse)

Please let my lord pass on before his servant, and I will proceed at my leisure, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord at Seir.”

Genesis 33:15 (show verse)

Esau said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.”

Genesis 33:16 (show verse)

So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

Genesis 33:17 (show verse)

Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built for himself a house and made booths for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth.

Genesis 33:18 (show verse)

Now Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram, and camped before the city.

Genesis 33:19 (show verse)

He bought the piece of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred pieces of money.

Genesis 33:20 (show verse)

Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.