28 You didn’t even let me kiss my grandchildren and my daughters goodbye.(A) You have done a foolish thing.

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55 Early the next morning Laban kissed his grandchildren and his daughters(A) and blessed(B) them. Then he left and returned home.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 31:55 In Hebrew texts this verse (31:55) is numbered 32:1.
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But Esau(A) ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him.(B) And they wept.(C)

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10 Now Israel’s eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see.(A) So Joseph brought his sons close to him, and his father kissed them(B) and embraced them.(C)

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27 The Lord said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So he met Moses at the mountain(A) of God and kissed(B) him.

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So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down(A) and kissed(B) him. They greeted each other and then went into the tent.

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May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest(A) in the home of another husband.”

Then she kissed(B) them goodbye and they wept aloud(C)

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41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground.(A) Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most.

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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(A) Absalom.

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39 So all the people crossed the Jordan, and then the king crossed over. The king kissed Barzillai and bid him farewell,(A) and Barzillai returned to his home.

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