Genesis 33:4
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New International Version
But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

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embraced.

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince have you power with God and with men...

Genesis 43:30,34 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn on his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber...

Genesis 45:2,15 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard...

Job 2:12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle...

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants...

Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will.

fell on.

Genesis 45:14,15 And he fell on his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept on his neck...

Genesis 46:29 And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself to him...

Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran...

Acts 20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

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Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision B. At Jacob's Well, and at Sychar. ^D John IV. 5-42. ^d 5 So he cometh to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 and Jacob's well was there. [Commentators long made the mistake of supposing that Shechem, now called Nablous, was the town here called Sychar. Sheckem lies a mile and a half west of Jacob's well, while the real Sychar, now called 'Askar, lies scarcely half a mile north of the well. It was a small town, loosely called
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Genesis 29:11
Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud.

Genesis 29:13
As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister's son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things.

Genesis 32:11
Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children.

Genesis 45:14
Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.

Genesis 45:15
And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.

2 Samuel 14:33
So Joab went to the king and told him this. Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came in and bowed down with his face to the ground before the king. And the king kissed Absalom.

Proverbs 16:7
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.

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