When Jacob felt that his family might be threatened by his brother Esau, who was coming to see him with four hundred men, Jacob lined up his family this way. “First he put the hand maids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hinder most. And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.” (Genesis 33:2-4) Jacob put his first family last in order to give them the highest level of protection.
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