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Genesis 33:4

    Genesis 33:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Esau came running up to him, and folding him in his arms, gave him a kiss: and the two of them were overcome with weeping.

    Webster's Revision

    And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

    World English Bible

    Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, fell on his neck, kissed him, and they wept.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

    Definitions for Genesis 33:4

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 33:4

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Genesis 33:4

    33:4 And Esau ran to meet him - Not in passion but in love. Embraced him, fell on his neck and kissed him - God hath the hearts of all men in his hands, and can turn them when and how he pleases. He can of a sudden convert enemies into friends, as he did two Sauls, one by restraining grace, 1Sam 26:21,25, the other by renewing grace, Acts 9:21. And they wept - Jacob wept for joy to be thus kindly received; Esau perhaps wept for grief and shame to think of the ill design he had conceived against his brother.