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Genesis 33

The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting.

Genesis 33:1 Iacob lyftynge vp his eyes, loked, and beholde, Esau came, hauynge with him .iiij. hundred men. And he deuyded the children vnto Lea and vnto Rahel and vnto the .ij. maydens. Genesis 33:2 And he put the maydens and their chyldren formost, and Lea and hyr chyldren after, and Rahel and Ioseph hyndermost. Genesis 33:3 And he went before them and fell on the grownde .vij. tymes vntill he came vnto his brother. Genesis 33:4 Esau came to mete hym and enbraced hym and fell on hys necke and kyssed hym, and they wepte. Genesis 33:5 And he lyfte vp hys eyes & sawe the wemen, and þe chyldren, and sayde: whence hast thou these? And he answered: they are the chyldren whych God hath geuen thy seruaunte. Genesis 33:6 Than came the maydens forth, & their chyldren, and dyd theyr obeysaunce. Genesis 33:7 Lea also with hyr chyldren came & dyd theyr obeysaunce. And last of all came Ioseph & Rahel, & dyd theyr obeysaunce. Genesis 33:8 And he sayde: what is all þe droue whych I mett? He answered: that I maye fynde grace in the syghte of my Lorde. Genesis 33:9 And Esau sayde: I haue ynough my brother, kepe that thou hast vnto thy selfe. Genesis 33:10 To whom Iacob answered, oh nay, but yf I haue founde grace in thy syghte, receaue my present of my hande: for I haue sene thy face as though I had sene the face of God: And thou hast had a good wyll towarde me. Genesis 33:11 Oh take my blessynge that is brought the, for God hath had mercy on me. And I haue ynough. And so he compelled hym, and he toke it. Genesis 33:12 And he sayde: let vs take oure iourney and goo, I wyll goo before the. Genesis 33:13 Iacob answered him: my Lorde, Thou knowest, that the chyldren are tendre, & the ewes & kyne wyth yonge vnder myne hande, which yf men shulde ouerdryue but euen one daye all the shepe wyll dye. Genesis 33:14 Oh let my Lorde goo before hys seruaunte, and I wyll dryue fayre and softly, accordynge as the catell that goeth before me and the chyldren be able to endure: vntyll I come to my Lorde vnto Seir. Genesis 33:15 And Esau sayde: let me yet leaue some of my folke with the. And he answered, what neadeth it? let me fynde grace in the syghte of my Lord.

Genesis 33:16 So Esau went hys waye agayne that same daye vnto Seir.

Jacob cometh to Succoth.

Genesis 33:17 And Iacob toke hys iourney towarde Sucoth, and buylt hym an house, and made boothes for his catell. And therfore is it, that the name of the place is called Sucoth.

At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar called El-elohe-Israel.

Genesis 33:18 And Iacob came to Salem a cytie of Sichem which is in the lande of Canaan, after that he was come from Mesopotamia, and pytched before the cytie, Genesis 33:19 and bought a parcell of grounde (were he pytched hys tent) of the chyldren of Hemor Sichems father for an hundred peces of money. Genesis 33:20 And he made there an aulter, & called vpon þe myghtie God of Israel.

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