Jacob Meets Esau
1Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two female servants. 2He put the female servants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. 3He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
4But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. 5Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. “Who are these with you?” he asked.
Jacob answered, “They are the children God has graciously given your servant.”
6Then the female servants and their children approached and bowed down. 7Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.
8Esau asked, “What’s the meaning of all these flocks and herds I met?”
“To find favor in your eyes, my lord,” he said.
9But Esau said, “I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself.”
10“No, please!” said Jacob. “If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably. 11Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need.” And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it.
12Then Esau said, “Let us be on our way; I’ll accompany you.”
13But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die. 14So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.”
15Esau said, “Then let me leave some of my men with you.”
“But why do that?” Jacob asked. “Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.”
16So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir. 17Jacob, however, went to Sukkoth, where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Sukkoth.33:17 Sukkoth means shelters.
18After Jacob came from Paddan Aram,33:18 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan and camped within sight of the city. 19For a hundred pieces of silver,33:19 Hebrew hundred kesitahs; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value. he bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, the plot of ground where he pitched his tent. 20There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel.33:20 El Elohe Israel can mean El is the God of Israel or mighty is the God of Israel.
Yakob Ne Esau Ka Wɔn Ho Bɔ Mu
1Yakob maa nʼani so na ohuu sɛ Esau ne ne mmarima ahannan a wɔka ne ho no fi akyirikyiri reba. Enti ɔkyekyɛɛ ne mma no mu maa Lea, Rahel ne nʼasomfo baanu no. 2Ɔmaa asomfo no ne wɔn mma dii kan. Lea ne ne mma nso dii hɔ; na Rahel ne ne ba Yosef nso dii akyi. 3Yakob de, odii wɔn anim. Ɔreyɛ abɛn ne nua Esau no, ɔbɔɔ ne mu ase mpɛn ason.
4Esau tuu mmirika kohyiaa Yakob, yɛɛ no atuu. Ɔbam Yakob, few nʼano. Na wɔn baanu nyinaa sui. 5Na Esau maa nʼani so huu mmea no ne mmofra no. Obisaa Yakob se, “Eyinom yɛ hefo.”
Obuae se, “Wɔyɛ mma a Onyankopɔn de wɔn adom me a meyɛ wʼakoa no.”
6Na Yakob asomfo ne wɔn mma twiw bɛn Esau bɛkotow no. 7Saa ara na Lea ne ne mma nso bɛkotow no. Na Yosef ne ne na Rahel nso ba bɛkotow no.
8Esau bisae se, “Nguan ne anantwi ne mmoa bebrebe a wɔsa so reba yi nso ase ne dɛn?”
Yakob buae se, “Me wura, ɛyɛ akyɛde a mede rebrɛ wo, na manya wʼanim anuonyam.”
9Nanso Esau buaa no se, “Me nua, mewɔ saa mmoa yi bebree ma ɛboro so. Enti fa nea wode rebrɛ me yi ka wo de ho.”
10Yakob kae se, “Dabi, sɛ woagye me fɛw so de a, mesrɛ wo, gye akyɛde a mede rebrɛ wo yi. Nokware ni, esiane sɛ wugyee me ɔdɔ so nti, mihuu wʼanim no, na ayɛ me sɛnea mahu Onyankopɔn anim. 11Mesrɛ wo, gye mʼakyɛde a mede rebrɛ wo yi, efisɛ Awurade adom me ama mayɛ ɔdefo.” Esiane sɛ Yakob kɔɔ so srɛɛ no ara sɛ onnye nʼakyɛde no nti, Esau gyei.
12Na Esau kae se, “Ma yɛnkɔ. Yebedi mo anim ne mo akɔ.”
13Nanso Yakob buaa no se, “Me wura ankasa nim sɛ mmofra no bi susua. Ɛsɛ sɛ mehwɛ anantwi ne nguan ne mmoa a wɔawowo no nso ka wɔn brɛoo. Sɛ meka wɔn so da koro pɛ mpo a, wɔn nyinaa bewuwu. 14Enti me wura, di yɛn kan na yɛne nyɛmmoa no bedi wʼakyi nkakrankakra abɛto wo wɔ Seir.”
Yakob Kɔ Sekem
15Enti Esau kae se, “Ɛno de, ma minnyaw me mmarima no bi mma wo.”
Yakob kae se, “Adɛn na woyɛ saa? Me wura, ma minya wʼanim anuonyam kɛkɛ.”
16Enti da no ara, Esau san nʼakyi kɔɔ Seir. 17Nanso Yakob de, ɔkɔɔ Sukot kosisii ne ntamadan, pɛɛ baabi a ne mmoa no nso bɛda, de hɔ yɛɛ nʼatenae. Ɛno nti na wɔfrɛ saa beae hɔ Sukot, a ne nkyerɛase ne Asese no.
18Yakob fii Paddan-Aram no, okoduu Sekem kurow a ɛwɔ Kanaan asase so no mu asomdwoe mu. 19Yakob tɔɔ asase a ɔtenaa so no dwetɛ mpɔw ɔha fii Sekem agya Hamormma nkyɛn. 20Wosii afɔremuka wɔ hɔ, too saa afɔremuka no din El-Elohe-Israel, a ne nkyerɛase ne Onyankopɔn, Israel Nyankopɔn Afɔremuka.