Thematic Bible

Genesis 33:1 (show verse)

And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked. And behold, Esau [was] coming and four hundred men [were] with him. And he divided the children among Leah and among Rachel, and among the two of his female servants.

Genesis 33:2 (show verse)

And he put the female slaves and their children first, then Leah and her children next, then Rachel with Joseph last.

Genesis 33:3 (show verse)

And he himself passed on before them and bowed down to the ground seven times until he came to his brother.

Genesis 33:4 (show verse)

But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell upon his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Genesis 33:5 (show verse)

Then Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and the children and said, "Who [are] these with you?" And he said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."

Genesis 33:6 (show verse)

Then the female servants drew near, they and their children, and they bowed down.

Genesis 33:7 (show verse)

Then Leah and her children drew near and bowed down, and afterward Joseph and Rachel drew near and they bowed down.

Genesis 33:8 (show verse)

And he said, "{What do you mean by} all this company that I have met?" Then he said, "To find favor in the eyes of my lord."

Genesis 33:9 (show verse)

Then Esau said, "{I have enough} my brother; {keep what you have}."

Genesis 33:10 (show verse)

And Jacob said, "No, please, if I have found favor in your eyes, you must take my gift from my hand, for then I have seen your face [which is] like seeing the face of God, and you have received me.

Genesis 33:11 (show verse)

Please take my gift which has been brought to you, for God has dealt graciously with me, and because {I have enough}." And he urged him, so he took [it].

Genesis 33:12 (show verse)

Then he said, "Let us journey and go [on], and I will go ahead of you."

Genesis 33:13 (show verse)

But he said to him, "My lord knows that the children [are] frail, and the flocks and the cattle [which are] nursing [are a concern] to me. Now [if] they drove them hard for a day all the flocks would die.

Genesis 33:14 (show verse)

Let my lord pass on before his servant and I will move along slowly at the pace of the livestock that are ahead of me, and at the pace of the children until I come to my lord in Seir."

Genesis 33:15 (show verse)

And Esau said, "Let me leave some of my people with you." But he said, "{What need is there}? Let me find favor in the eyes of my lord."

Genesis 33:16 (show verse)

So Esau turned that day on his way to Seir.

Genesis 33:17 (show verse)

But Jacob traveled on to Succoth, and he built for himself a house, and he made shelters for his livestock. Therefore he called the name of the place Succoth.

Genesis 33:18 (show verse)

And Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem which [is] in the land of Canaan, {on his way} from Paddan-Aram. And he camped before the city.

Genesis 33:19 (show verse)

And he bought a piece of land where he pitched his tent for one hundred pieces of money from the hand of the sons of Hamor, father of Shechem.

Genesis 33:20 (show verse)

And there he erected an altar and called it "El Elohe Israel."