Genesis 33:8
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King James Version
And 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, What meanest thou by all the drove which I met? And he said, To find favour in the eyes of my lord.

World English Bible
Esau said, "What do you mean by all this company which I met?" Jacob said, "To find favor in the sight of my lord."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'What to thee is all this camp which I have met?' and he saith, 'To find grace in the eyes of my lord.'

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King James Translators' Notes

What...: Heb. What is all this band to thee?

Geneva Study Bible

And 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.Genesis 33:8 Parallel Commentaries

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The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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Genesis 32:5
And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

Genesis 32:13
And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;

Genesis 33:7
And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

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