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
And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children
after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.
And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until
he came near to his brother.
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced 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 with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy
Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed
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, What meanest 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, I have enough, my brother; keep 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: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen
the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
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.
And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before
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.
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.
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.
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
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.
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.
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.
And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.