King James Version

Genesis 33:1-20

1And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

5And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.33.5 with…: Heb. to thee 6Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.33.8 What…: Heb. What is all this band to thee? 9And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.33.9 keep…: Heb. be that to thee that is thine 10And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.33.11 enough: Heb. all things 12And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 13And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die. 14Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.33.14 according…: Heb. according to the foot of the work, etc., and according to the foot of the children 15And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.33.15 leave: Heb. set, or, place33.15 What…: Heb. Wherefore is this?

16¶ So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.33.17 Succoth: that is, Booths

18¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city.33.18 Shechem: Gr. Sychem 19And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an hundred pieces of money.33.19 Hamor: Gr. Emmor33.19 pieces…: or, lambs 20And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.33.20 El-elohe-Israel: that is God the God of Israel

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 33:1-20

Yakob Ne Esau Ka Wɔn Ho Bom

1Yakob pagyaa nʼani hunuu sɛ Esau ne ne mmarima ahanan a wɔka no ho firi akyirikyiri reba. Enti, ɔkyekyɛɛ ne mma no mu maa Lea, Rahel ne nʼasomfoɔ baanu no. 2Ɔmaa asomfoɔ no ne wɔn mma dii ɛkan. Lea ne ne mma nso dii hɔ. Ɛnna Rahel ne ne ba Yosef nso dii akyire. 3Yakob deɛ, ɔdii wɔn anim. Ɔreyɛ abɛn ne nua Esau no, ɔbɔɔ ne mu ase mprɛnson.

4Esau tuu mmirika kɔhyiaa Yakob, yɛɛ no atuu. Ɔbam Yakob, fee nʼano. Na wɔn baanu nyinaa suiɛ. 5Afei, Esau maa nʼani so hunuu mmaa no ne mmɔfra no. Ɔbisaa Yakob sɛ, “Yeinom yɛ ɛhefoɔ?”

Ɔbuaa sɛ, “Wɔyɛ mma a Onyankopɔn de wɔn adom me a meyɛ wʼakoa.”

6Afei, Yakob asomfoɔ ne wɔn mma twe bɛn Esau bɛkotoo no. 7Saa ara na Lea ne ne mma nso bɛkotoo no. Afei, Yosef ne ne maame Rahel nso ba bɛkotoo no.

8Esau bisaa sɛ, “Nnwan ne anantwie ne mmoa bebrebe a wɔsa so reba yi nso, aseɛ ne sɛn?”

Yakob buaa sɛ, “Me wura, ɛyɛ akyɛdeɛ a mede rebrɛ wo, na manya wʼanim animuonyam.”

9Nanso, Esau sere buaa no sɛ, “Me nua, mewɔ saa mmoa yi bebree ma ɛboro so. Enti, fa deɛ wode rebrɛ me yi ka wo deɛ ho.”

10Yakob kaa sɛ, “Dabi, sɛ woagye me fɛ so deɛ a, mesrɛ wo, gye akyɛdeɛ a mede rebrɛ wo yi. Nokorɛ ni, ɛsiane sɛ wogyee me ɔdɔ so enti, mehunuu wʼanim no, na ayɛ me sɛdeɛ mahunu Onyankopɔn anim. 11Mesrɛ wo, gye mʼakyɛdeɛ a mede rebrɛ wo yi, ɛfiri sɛ, Awurade adom me ama mayɛ ɔdefoɔ.” Esiane sɛ Yakob kɔɔ so srɛɛ no ara sɛ ɔnnye nʼakyɛdeɛ no enti, Esau gyeeɛ.

12Afei, Esau kaa sɛ, “Ma yɛnkɔ. Yɛbɛdi mo anim ne mo akɔ.”

13Nanso, Yakob buaa no sɛ, “Me wura ankasa nim sɛ, mmɔfra no bi susua. Ɛsɛ sɛ mehwɛ anantwie ne nnwan ne mmoa a wɔawowo no nso ka wɔn so brɛoo. Sɛ meka wɔn so den ɛda koro pɛ mpo a, wɔn nyinaa bɛwuwu. 14Enti, me wura, di yɛn ɛkan na yɛne nyɛmmoa no bɛdi wʼakyi nkakrankakra abɛto wo wɔ Seir.”

Yakob Kɔ Sekem

15Enti, Esau kaa sɛ, “Anyɛ bi koraa no, ma mennya me mmarima na wɔnni wʼanim, mmɔ wo ho ban.”

Yakob kaa sɛ, “Ɛho nhia sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ woyɛ me saa adɔeɛ no.”

16Enti, ɛda no ara, Esau sane nʼakyiri kɔɔ Seir. 17Nanso, Yakob deɛ, ɔkɔɔ Sukot kɔsisii ne ntomadan, pɛɛ baabi a ne mmoa no nso bɛda, de hɔ yɛɛ nʼatenaeɛ. Ɛno enti na wɔfrɛ saa beaeɛ hɔ Sukot, a asekyerɛ ne Asese no.

18Yakob firii Paddan-Aram no, ɔkɔduruu Sekem kuro a ɛwɔ Kanaan asase so asomdwoeɛ mu. 19Yakob tɔɔ asase a ɔtenaa so no nnwetɛ mpɔ ɔha firii Sekem agya Hamor mma nkyɛn. 20Wɔsii afɔrebukyia wɔ hɔ, too saa afɔrebukyia no edin El-Elohe-Israel, a asekyerɛ ne Onyankopɔn, Israel Onyankopɔn Afɔrebukyia.