1Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and with him 400 men. He divided the children between Leah, Rachel and the two slave girls.
2He put the slaves and their children in front, Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph at the rear.
3He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
He said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”
6Then the slave girls came near, with their children, and they bowed themselves.
7Leah also and her children came near and bowed themselves. After them Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
Jacob said, “To find favor in the eyes of my lord.”
10Jacob said, “No, please! If I have now found favor in your eyes, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me.
11Please take the gift that I brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” He urged him, and he took it.
13Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die.
14Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.”
He said, “Why? Let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.”
18Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem that is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan Aram, and encamped before the city.
19He bought the parcel of ground where he had spread his tent at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for 100 qisitah.a
20He erected an altar there and called it El Elohe Israel.