New Living Translation
"And what were all the flocks and herds I met as I came?" Esau asked. Jacob replied, "They are a gift, my lord, to ensure your friendship."
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
CommentaryGenesis 33:8 Parallel Commentaries
and now I own cattle, donkeys, flocks of sheep and goats, and many servants, both men and women. I have sent these messengers to inform my lord of my coming, hoping that you will be friendly to me.'"
Jacob stayed where he was for the night. Then he selected these gifts from his possessions to present to his brother, Esau:
Next came Leah with her children, and they bowed before him. Finally, Joseph and Rachel came forward and bowed before him.
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