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ND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and beheld, and lo! Esau his brother coming, and four hundred men with him; and Jacob divided the children to Lea and to Rachel, and the two handmaidens. 2 And he put the two handmaidens and their children with the first, and Lea and her children behind, and Rachel and Joseph last. 3 But he advanced himself before them, and did reverence to the ground seven times, until he drew near to his brother. 4 And Esau ran on to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him; and they both wept. 5 And Esau looked up and saw the women and the children, and said, What are these to thee? And he said, The children with which God has mercifully blessed thy servant. 6 And the maid-servants and their children drew near and did reverence. 7 And Lea and her children drew near and did reverence; and after this drew near Rachel and Joseph, and did reverence. 8 And he said, What are these things to thee, all these companies that I have met? And he said, That thy servant might find grace in thy sight, my lord. 9 And Esau said, I have much, my brother; keep thine own. 10 And Jacob said, If I have found grace in thy sight, receive the gifts through my hands; therefore have I seen thy face, as if any one should see the face of God, and thou shalt be well-pleased with me.

ΑΝΑΒΛΕΨΑΣ δὲ ᾿Ιακὼβ τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς αὐτοῦ εἶδε καὶ ἰδοὺ ῾Ησαῦ ὁ ἀδελφὸς αὐτοῦ ἐρχόμενος καὶ τετρακόσιοι ἄνδρες μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ. καὶ διεῖλεν ᾿Ιακὼβ τὰ παιδία ἐπὶ Λείαν καὶ ἐπί Ραχὴλ καὶ τὰς δύο παιδίσκας. 2 καὶ ἔθετο τὰς δύο παιδίσκας καὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτῶν ἐν πρώτοις καὶ Λείαν καὶ τὰ παιδία αὐτῆς ὀπίσω καὶ Ραχὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ ἐσχάτους. 3 αὐτὸς δὲ προῆλθεν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν καὶ προσεκύνησεν ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἑπτάκις ἕως τοῦ ἐγγίσαι τῷ ἀδελφῷ αὐτοῦ. 4 καὶ προσέδραμεν ῾Ησαῦ εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτῷ καὶ περιλαβὼν αὐτὸν προσέπεσεν ἐπὶ τὸν τράχηλον αὐτοῦ καὶ κατεφίλησεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἔκλαυσαν ἀμφότεροι. 5 καὶ ἀναβλέψας ῾Ησαῦ εἶδε τὰς γυναῖκας καὶ τὰ παιδία καὶ εἶπε· τί ταῦτά σοι ἐστίν; ὁ δὲ εἶπε· τὰ παιδία, οἷς ἠλέησεν ὁ Θεὸς τὸν παῖδά σου. 6 καὶ προσήγγισαν αἱ παιδίσκαι καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτῶν καὶ προσεκύνησαν, 7 καὶ προσήγγισε Λεία καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτῆς καὶ προσεκύνησαν. καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα προσήγγισε Ραχὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιωσὴφ καὶ προσεκύνησαν. 8 καὶ εἶπε· τί ταῦτά σοι ἐστί, πᾶσαι αἱ παρεμβολαί αὗται, αἷς ἀπήντηκα; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· ἵνα εὕρῃ ὁ παῖς σου χάριν ἐναντίον σου, κύριε. 9 εἶπε δὲ ῾Ησαῦ· ἔστι μοι πολλά, ἀδελφέ· ἔστω σοι τὰ σά. 10 εἶπε δὲ ᾿Ιακώβ· εἰ εὗρον χάριν ἐναντίον σου, δέξαι τὰ δῶρα διὰ τῶν ἐμῶν χειρῶν· ἕνεκεν τούτου εἶδον τὸ πρόσωπόν σου, ὡς ἄν τις ἴδοι πρόσωπον Θεοῦ, καὶ εὐδοκήσεις με.

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