1 Looking up, Jacob saw Esau coming and with him four hundred men. He then divided the children between Leah, Rachel and the two slave-girls.
Gen 32:6-7 Gen 27:41-42 Gen 32:16
2 He put the slave-girls and their children in front, with Leah and her children following, and Rachel and Joseph behind.
Gen 29:30 Gen 30:22-24 Gen 37:3 Mal 3:17
3 He himself went ahead of them and bowed to the ground seven times, until he reached his brother.
Gen 42:6 Gen 18:2 Gen 43:26 1Sam 2:5 Eccl 10:4 John 10:4 John 10:11-12
4 But Esau ran to meet him, took him in his arms, threw himself on his neck and wept as he kissed him.
Gen 45:14-15 Gen 32:28 Acts 20:37 Gen 43:30 Gen 45:2 Gen 46:29 Job 2:12
5 Then looking up he saw the women and children. 'Who are these with you?' he asked. Jacob answered, 'The children whom God has bestowed on your servant.'
Ps 127:3 Isa 8:18 Gen 48:9 1Chr 28:5 1Sam 1:27 Gen 30:2 Heb 2:13
6 The slave-girls then came up with their children, and they all bowed low.
7 Then Leah too came up with her children, and they all bowed low. Finally Rachel and Joseph came up and bowed low.
8 Esau asked, 'What was the purpose of that whole camp I just met?' 'To win my lord's favour,' he replied.
Gen 32:5 Esth 2:17 Gen 32:13-20 Gen 39:5
9 'Brother, I have plenty,' Esau answered, 'keep what is yours.'
Gen 27:39 Acts 9:17 Acts 21:20 Eccl 4:8 Gen 4:9 Gen 27:41 Judg 20:23
10 Jacob protested, 'No, if I have won your favour, please accept the gift I offer, for in fact I have come into your presence as into the presence of God, since you have received me kindly.
1Sam 20:3 2Sam 3:13 2Sam 14:24 2Sam 14:28 2Sam 14:32 Exod 33:12-13 Gen 19:19
11 So accept the gift I have brought for you, since God has been generous to me and I have all I need.' And he urged him, and Esau accepted.
1Sam 25:27 Phil 4:18 2Kgs 5:23 1Cor 3:21 1Sam 30:26 1Tim 4:8 2Cor 6:10
12 Esau said, 'Let us break camp and move off; I shall go beside you.'
13 But Jacob replied, 'As my lord knows, the children are weak, and the sheep and cows which have calved make it hard for me. If they are driven too hard, even for one day, the whole drove will die.
Isa 40:11 1Chr 22:5 Ezek 34:15-16 Ezek 34:23-25 John 21:15-17 Prov 12:10
14 May it please my lord to go on ahead of his servant. For my part, I shall move at a slower pace, to suit the flock I am driving and the children, until I join my lord in Seir.'
Gen 32:3 1Cor 3:2 1Cor 9:19-22 2Chr 20:10 Deut 2:1 Ezek 25:8 Ezek 35:2-3
15 Esau then said, 'At least let me leave you some of the people who are with me.' 'What for?' Jacob asked. 'Please indulge me, my lord!'
Ruth 2:13 Gen 34:11 Gen 47:25 1Sam 25:8 2Sam 16:4
16 So that day Esau turned back towards Seir,
17 but Jacob made his way to Succoth, where he built himself a house and made shelters for his livestock; that is why the place was given the name of Succoth.
Josh 13:27 Judg 8:5 Ps 60:6 Judg 8:8 Judg 8:16 1Kgs 7:46 Exod 12:37
18 Jacob arrived safely at the town of Shechem in Canaanite territory, on his return from Paddan-Aram. He encamped opposite the town
Acts 7:16 Josh 24:1 Judg 9:1 Gen 25:20 John 4:5 Gen 28:2 Gen 28:6-7
19 and for one hundred pieces of silver he bought from the sons of Hamor father of Shechem the piece of land on which he had pitched his tent.
Acts 7:16 John 4:5 Josh 24:32 Gen 23:17-20 Gen 34:2-31 Gen 49:30-32
20 There he erected an altar which he called 'El, God of Israel'.
Gen 8:20 Gen 12:7-8 Gen 13:18 Gen 21:33 Gen 32:28 Gen 35:7