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Genesis 33:13-14

Jacob

said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die. Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.”
Genesis 33:13-14

Context

Genesis 33 [8.] Esau said, “What do you mean by all this company which I met?”

Jacob said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.”

Genesis 33 [9.] Esau said, “I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours.”

Genesis 33 [10.] Jacob said, “Please, no, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present at my hand, because I have seen your face, as one sees the face of God, and you were pleased with me. Please take the gift that I brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” He urged him, and he took it.

Genesis 33 [12.] Esau said, “Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you.”

Genesis 33 [13.] Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender, and that the flocks and herds with me have their young, and if they overdrive them one day, all the flocks will die. Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir.”

Genesis 33 [15.] Esau said, “Let me now leave with you some of the folk who are with me.”

He said, “Why? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.”

Genesis 33 [16.] So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. Jacob traveled to Succoth, built himself a house, and made shelters for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.[a]

Footnotes:

a. Genesis 33:17 succoth means shelters or booths.


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