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Ya'akov finally has met Esav after many years, and against all odds Esav hugs and kisses him. Ya'akov words seem to imply that Esav has granted him favor/grace/mercy. And then in Genesis 33:10 he says: כִּי עַל-כֵּן רָאִיתִי פָנֶיךָ, כִּרְאֹת פְּנֵי אֱלֹהִים--וַתִּרְצֵנִי.

It's often translated as if Ya'akov saw the face of G-d. But Elohim means many other things. When Ya'akov saw Esav's face could it be understood that he saw it was a righteous sight (a fair view, so to speak)?

Could it be that Ya'akov had misjudged Esav? And now understood his fear was misplaced?

I know there are many commentaries on this passuk, but I want to know if there are any explanations in this direction?

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