Genesis 33:6
New International Version
Then the female servants and their children approached and bowed down.

New Living Translation
Then the servant wives came forward with their children and bowed before him.

English Standard Version
Then the servants drew near, they and their children, and bowed down.

Berean Study Bible
Then the maidservants and their children approached and bowed down.

King James Bible
Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

New King James Version
Then the maidservants came near, they and their children, and bowed down.

New American Standard Bible
Then the slave women came forward with their children, and they bowed down.

NASB 1995
Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down.

NASB 1977
Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down.

Amplified Bible
Then the maids approached with their children, and they bowed down.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the slaves and their children approached him and bowed down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the female slaves and their children approached him and bowed down.

American Standard Version
Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those Maidservants came near and their children and they bowed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the maid-servants and their children drew near and did reverence.

Contemporary English Version
Then the two servant women and their children came and bowed down to Esau.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the handmaids and their children came near, and bowed themselves.

English Revised Version
Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.

Good News Translation
Then the concubines came up with their children and bowed down;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the slaves and their children came forward and bowed down.

International Standard Version
Then the women servants approached, accompanied by their children, and bowed low.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the handmaids came near, they and their children, and they bowed down.

Literal Standard Version
And the maidservants draw near, they and their children, and bow themselves;

NET Bible
The female servants came forward with their children and bowed down.

New Heart English Bible
Then the female servants came forward with their children, and they bowed themselves.

World English Bible
Then the handmaids came near with their children, and they bowed themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
And the maid-servants draw nigh, they and their children, and bow themselves;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Meets Esau
5When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, “Who are these with you?” Jacob answered, “These are the children God has graciously given your servant.” 6Then the maidservants and their children approached and bowed down. 7Leah and her children also approached and bowed down, and then Joseph and Rachel approached and bowed down.…

Cross References
Genesis 33:5
When Esau looked up and saw the women and children, he asked, "Who are these with you?" Jacob answered, "These are the children God has graciously given your servant."

Genesis 33:7
Leah and her children also approached and bowed down, and then Joseph and Rachel approached and bowed down.


Treasury of Scripture

Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves.









Verses 6, 7. - Then (literally, and) the handmaidens came near, they and their children (since they occupied the front rank in the procession which followed Jacob), and they bowed themselves (after his example). And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. The remark of Lange, that the six-year old lad who comes before his mother seems to break through all the cumbrous ceremonial, and to rush confidently into the arms of his uncle, is as fanciful and far-fetched as that of Jarchi, that Joseph took precedence of his mother because he feared lest Esau, who was a homo profanus, should be fascinated by his mother's beauty, and seek to do her wrong; in which case he would try to hinder him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the maidservants
הַשְּׁפָח֛וֹת (haš·šə·p̄ā·ḥō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8198: Maid, maidservant

and their
הֵ֥נָּה (hên·nāh)
Pronoun - third person feminine plural
Strong's 2007: Themselves

children
וְיַלְדֵיהֶ֖ן (wə·yal·ḏê·hen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine plural
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

approached
וַתִּגַּ֧שְׁןָ (wat·tig·gaš·nā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 5066: To draw near, approach

and bowed down.
וַתִּֽשְׁתַּחֲוֶֽיןָ׃ (wat·tiš·ta·ḥă·we·nā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate


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