Genesis 33:7
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New International Version
Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down.

King James Bible
And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
And Leah also, with her children, drew near, and they bowed. And lastly Joseph drew near, and Rachel, and they bowed.

World English Bible
Leah also and her children came near, and bowed themselves. After them, Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
and Leah also draweth nigh, and her children, and they bow themselves; and afterwards Joseph hath drawn nigh with Rachel, and they bow themselves.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Esau ran to meet him - How sincere and genuine is this conduct of Esau, and at the same time how magnanimous! He had buried all his resentment, and forgotten all his injuries; and receives his brother with the strongest demonstrations, not only of forgiveness, but of fraternal affection.

And kissed him - וישקהו vaiyishshakehu. In the Masoretic Bibles each letter of this word is noted with a point over it to make it emphatic. And by this kind of notation the rabbins wished to draw the attention of the reader to the change that had taken place in Esau, and the sincerity with which he received his brother Jacob. A Hindoo when he meets a friend after absence throws his arms round him, and his head across his shoulders, twice over the right shoulder and once over the left, with other ceremonies according to the rank of the parties.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 33:6 Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down.

Genesis 33:8 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."

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Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 33:6
Then the female servants and their children approached and bowed down.

Genesis 33:8
Esau asked, "What's the meaning of all these flocks and herds I met?" "To find favor in your eyes, my lord," he said.

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