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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

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Genesis 33:1-20

Yakobo Akumana ndi Esau

1Yakobo atakweza maso ake anaona Esau akubwera ndi anthu ake 400. Choncho ana ake anawagawira Leya, Rakele ndi antchito awiri aja. 2Anayika antchito ndi ana awo patsogolo, kenaka nʼkubwera Leya ndi ana ake, ndipo pambuyo pawo Rakele ndi Yosefe. 3Iye mwini anakhala patsogolo nawerama mpaka kukhudza pansi kasanu ndi kawiri pamene amayandikira mʼbale wake.

4Koma Esau anathamanga kukakumana ndi Yakobo ndipo anamukupatira namupsompsona. Onse awiri ankangolira. 5Kenaka Esau ataona amayi ndi ana awo anamufunsa Yakobo kuti, “Kodi anthu amene uli nawowa ndi a ndani?”

Yakobo anayankha kuti, “Awa ndi ana amene Mulungu, mwa kukoma mtima kwake, wapereka kwa mtumiki wanune.”

6Tsono antchito aja anayandikira naweramitsa mitu pansi. 7Kenaka, Leya ndi ana ake anabwera. Nawonso anaweramitsa mitu pansi. Potsiriza pa onse anabwera Yosefe ndi Rakele naweramitsanso mitu yawo pansi.

8Esau anafunsa kuti, “Kodi gulu la ziweto ndakumana nalo lija ndi layani?”

Yakobo anayankha nati, “Mbuye wanga, gulu lija ndi lanu kuti mundikomere mtima.”

9Koma Esau anati, “Mʼbale wanga, ine ndili nazo kale zambiri. Zinthu zakozi sunga.”

10Yakobo anati, “Chonde musatero. Ngati mwandikomera mtima, landirani mphatso yangayi kuchokera kwa ine. Pakuti ndi mmene mwandirandira bwinomu, ine ndikamaona nkhope yanu ndikuchita ngati ndikuona nkhope ya Mulungu. 11Chonde, landirani mphatso imene ndakutengeraniyi, popeza Mulungu wandikomera mtima kwambiri moti ndili ndi zonse zimene ndizifuna.” Ndipo popeza kuti Yakobo anamuwumiriza, Esau analandira.

12Ndipo Esau anati, “Tiyeni tizipita; nditsagana nanu.”

13Koma Yakobo anati kwa iye, “Mbuye wanga, inu mudziwa kuti anawa ndi a nthete ndiponso ndiyenera kusamalira nkhosa ndi ngʼombe zimene zikuyamwitsa ana awo. Ngati ndizimenya kuti zifulumire, tsiku limodzi lokha nyamazo zidzafa. 14Choncho, mbuye wanga lolani kuti mutsogole. Ine ndiziyenda pangʼonopangʼono pambuyo pa ziwetozi ndi anawa mpaka ndikafika ku Seiri.”

15Esau anati, “Ndiye bwanji ndikusiyireko ena mwa anthu anga.”

Koma Yakobo anati, “Koma muchitiranji zimenezi? Chachikulu nʼkuti mwandilandira bwino, mbuye wanga.”

16Choncho tsiku limenelo Esau anayamba ulendo wobwerera ku Seiri. 17Komabe Yakobo anapita ku Sukoti. Kumeneko anamanga nyumba yake ndi makola a ziweto zake. Nʼchifukwa chake malowa amatchedwa Sukoti.

18Mmene ankabwerera kuchokera ku Padanaramu, Yakobo anafika ku Salemu, mzinda wa Sekemu ku Kanaani. Anamanga msasa pamalopo moyangʼanana ndi mzindawo. 19Malo amenewo anagula kwa zidzukulu za Hamori, abambo a Sekemu ndi ndalama 100 zasiliva. 20Pamalopo anamanganso guwa lansembe, nalitcha Eli Elohe Israeli.