33 In time Jacob raised his eyes and looked, and here Eʹsau was coming and with him four hundred men.+ Consequently he divided off the children to Leʹah and to Rachel and to the two maidservants,+ 2 and he put the maidservants and their children foremost+ and Leʹah and her children after them+ and Rachel and Joseph to the rear of them.+ 3 And he himself passed on ahead of them and proceeded to bow down to the earth seven times until he got near to his brother.+
4 And Eʹsau went running to meet him,+ and he began to embrace him+ and fall upon his neck and kiss him,* and they burst into tears. 5 Then he raised his eyes and saw the women and the children and said: “Who are these with you?” to which he said: “The children with whom God has favored your servant.”+ 6 At that the maidservants came forward, they and their children, and bowed down; 7 and Leʹah too came forward, and her children, and they bowed down, and afterward Joseph came forward, and Rachel, and they bowed down.+
8 He now said: “What do you mean by all* this camp of travelers that I have met?”+ To this he said: “In order to find favor in the eyes of my lord.”+ 9 Then Eʹsau said: “I have a great many, my brother.+ Let continue yours what is yours.” 10 However, Jacob said: “No, please. If, now, I have found favor in your eyes,+ then you must take my gift at my hand, because in harmony with its purpose I have seen your face as though seeing God’s face in that you received me with pleasure.+ 11 Take, please, the gift conveying my blessing which was brought to you,+ because God has favored me and because I have everything.”+ And he continued to urge him, so that he took it.+
12 Later on he said: “Let us pull out and go, and let me go in advance of you.” 13 But he said to him: “My lord is aware that the children are delicate and sheep and cattle that are giving suck are in my charge,+ and should they drive them too quickly for one day, then the whole flock will certainly die.+ 14 Let my lord, please, pass on ahead of his servant, but may I myself continue the journey at my leisure according to the pace of the livestock+ that is before me and according to the pace of the children+ until I shall come to my lord at Seʹir.”+ 15 Then Eʹsau said: “Let me, please, put at your disposal some of the people who are with me.” To this he said: “Why this? Let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.”+ 16 So on that day Eʹsau turned back on his way to Seʹir.
18 In time Jacob came safe and sound to the city of Sheʹchem,+ which is in the land of Caʹnaan,+ while he was coming from Padʹdan-aʹram;+ and he pitched camp in front of the city. 19 Then he acquired a tract of the field where he pitched his tent at the hand of the sons of Haʹmor the father of Sheʹchem, for a hundred pieces of money.*+ 20 After that he set up there an altar and called it God the God of Israel.*+