GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
Then Esau ran to meet Jacob. Esau hugged him, threw his arms around him, and kissed him. They both cried.
King James Bible
And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
Young's Literal Translation
and Esau runneth to meet him, and embraceth him, and falleth on his neck, and kisseth him, and they weep;
Genesis 33:4 Parallel
CommentaryGenesis 33:4 Parallel Commentaries
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Then Jacob kissed Rachel and sobbed loudly.
As soon as Laban heard the news about his sister's son Jacob, he ran to meet him. He hugged and kissed him and brought him into his home. Then Jacob told Laban all that had happened.
Please save me from my brother Esau, because I'm afraid of him. I'm afraid that he'll come and attack me and the mothers and children too.
He threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and cried with Benjamin, who was crying on his shoulder.
He kissed all his brothers and cried with them. After that his brothers talked with him.
2 Samuel 14:33
Joab went to the king and told him this. The king then called for Absalom, who came to the king and bowed down with his face touching the ground. And the king kissed Absalom.
When a person's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
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