Genesis 33:15-20 NIV

15 Esau said, “Then let me leave some of my men with you.” “But why do that?” Jacob asked. “Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.”

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16 So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.

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17 Jacob, however, went to Sukkoth, where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Sukkoth.a

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18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram,b he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.

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    • ø 33:18 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
      19 For a hundred pieces of silver,c he bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, the plot of ground where he pitched his tent.

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        • ù 33:19 - Hebrew "hundred kesitahs" ; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.
          20 There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel.d

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            • ú 33:20 - "El Elohe Israel" can mean "El is the God of Israel" or "mighty is the God of Israel."