New American Standard Bible
But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
King James Bible
And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Darby Bible Translation
And he passed on before them, and bowed to the earth seven times, until he came near to his brother.
World English Bible
He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Young's Literal Translation
And he himself passed over before them, and boweth himself to the earth seven times, until his drawing nigh unto his brother,
Genesis 33:3 Parallel
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
He put the maids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last.
Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came and bowed down to him with their faces to the ground.
When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.
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