Jacob Meets Esau
1Jacob looked and saw Esau coming with his 400 men! So Jacob separated the children. He put them with Leah, Rachel and the two female servants. 2He put the servants and their children in front. He put Leah and her children next. And he put Rachel and Joseph last. 3He himself went on ahead. As he came near his brother, he bowed down to the ground seven times.
4But Esau ran to meet Jacob. He hugged him and threw his arms around his neck. He kissed him, and they cried for joy. 5Then Esau looked around and saw the women and children. “Who are these people with you?” he asked.
Jacob answered, “They are the children God has so kindly given to me.”
6Then the female servants and their children came near and bowed down. 7Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel. They bowed down too.
8Esau asked, “Why did you send all those herds I saw?”
“I hoped I could do something to please you,” Jacob replied.
9But Esau said, “I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself.”
10“No, please!” said Jacob. “If I’ve pleased you, accept this gift from me. Seeing your face is like seeing the face of God. You have welcomed me so kindly. 11Please accept the present that was brought to you. God has given me so much. I have everything I need.” Jacob wouldn’t give in. So Esau accepted it.
12Then Esau said, “Let’s be on our way. I’ll go with you.”
13But Jacob said to him, “You know that the children are young. You also know that I have to take care of the cows and female sheep that are feeding their little ones. If the animals are driven hard for just one day, all of them will die. 14So you go on ahead of me. I’ll move along only as fast as the flocks and herds and the children can go. I’ll go slowly until I come to you in Seir.”
15Esau said, “Then let me leave some of my men with you.”
“Why do that?” Jacob asked. “I just hope I’ve pleased you.”
16So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir. 17But Jacob went to Sukkoth. There he built a place for himself. He also made shelters for his livestock. That’s why the place is named Sukkoth.
18After Jacob came from Paddan Aram, he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan. He camped where he could see the city. 19For 100 pieces of silver he bought a piece of land. He got it from Hamor’s sons. Hamor was the father of Shechem. Jacob set up his tent on that piece of land. 20He also set up an altar there. He named it El Elohe Israel.
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.