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Gênesis 33

1 And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And heThat if the one part were assailed, the other might escape.divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

2 And he put the maides, and their children formost, and Leah, and her children after, and Rahel, and Ioseph hindermost.

3 And he passed over before them, andBy this gesture he partly revered his brother and partly prayed to God to appease Esau's wrath.bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.

4 Then Esau ranne to meete him, and embraced him, and fell on his necke, and kissed him, & they wept.

5 And he lift vp his eyes, and sawe the women, and the children, and saide, Who are these with thee? And he answered, They are ye childre whome God of his grace hath giuen thy seruant.

6 Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and theyJacob and his family are the image of the Church under the yoke of tyrants who out of fear are brought to subjection.bowed themselves.

7 Leah also with her children came nere and made obeysance: and after Ioseph & Rahel drew neere, and did reuerence.

8 Then he said, What meanest thou by all this droue, which I met? Who answered, I haue sent it, that I may finde fauour in the sight of my lorde:

9 And Esau said, I haue ynough, my brother: keepe that thou hast to thy selfe.

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 thereforeIn that his brother embraced him so lovingly, contrary to his expectation, he accepted it as a clear sign of God's presence.I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

11 I pray thee take my blessing, that is brought thee: for God hath had mercie on me, and therefore I haue all things: so he compelled him, and he tooke it.

12 And he saide, Let vs take our iourney and go, and I will goe before thee.

13 Then he answered him, My lord knoweth, that the children are tender, & the ewes & kine with yong vnder mine hande: and if they should ouerdriue them one day, all the flocke would die.

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, untilHe promised that which (as it would seem) he did not plan to do.I come unto my lord unto Seir.

15 Then Esau said, I will leaue then some of my folke with thee; he answered, what needeth this? let me finde grace in the sight of my lorde.

16 So Esau returned, and went his way that same day vnto Seir.

17 And Iaakob went forwarde towarde Succoth, and built him an house, & made boothes for his cattell: therefore he called the name of the place Succoth.

18 Afterward, Iaakob came safe to Sheche a citie, which is in the lande of Canaan, when he came from Padan Aram, and pitched before the citie.

19 And there he bought a parcell of ground, where hee pitched his tent, at the hande of the sonnes of Hamor Shechems father, for an hundreth pieces of money.

20 And he erected there an altar, and calledHe calls the sign, the thing which it signifies, in token that God had mightily delivered Elelohe-Israel.

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