B'resheet (Genesis) Chapter 33

B'resheet 33:1-2 Then Ya'akov lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, Esav was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. And he put the maids and their children in front, and Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Yosef last.

Here we see Ya'akov putting his family in the order of favor. The last in line being the favored in his heart. Ya'akov favored Rachel. This reminds us of Yeshua who said the last in this world would be first in the other.

Mark 9:33-37And they came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way?" But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. And sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be FIRST, he shall be LAST of all, and servant of all." And taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, "Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."

B'resheet 33:3-7 But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. Then Esav ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said, "Who are these with you?" So he said, "The children whom G-d has graciously given your servant." Then the maids came near with their children, and they bowed down. And Leah likewise came near with her children, and they bowed down; and afterward Yosef came near with Rachel, and they bowed down.

Ya'akov went ahead of his wives and children; had there been an unpleasant confrontation they would have been able to turn around and run away.

They bow in humility and bend to Esav like the letter Kaf which is our corresponding letter for the chapter.

Reconciliation at last!

B'resheet 33:8-10 And he said, "What do you mean by all this company which I have met?" And he said," To find favor in the sight of my lord. " But Esav said, "I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own." And Ya'akov said, "No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, (palm of the hand bent like kaf) for I see your face as one sees the face of G-d, and you have received me favorably.

I see your face as one sees the face of G-d - This is his way of saying that He could see that G-d had changed his heart.

G-d promised to bless Ya'akov and G-d can be responsible for peace with others who may at one time been our enemies.

Mishlei (Proverbs) 16:7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the L-RD, He makes even his enemies to be at shalom (peace) with him. NAS