New American Standard Bible
And he said, "What do you mean by all this company which I have met?" And he said, "To find favor in the sight of my lord."
King James 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.
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.'
Genesis 33:8 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
I have oxen and donkeys and flocks and male and female servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight."'"
So he spent the night there. Then he selected from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau:
Leah likewise came near with her children, and they bowed down; and afterward Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed down.
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