Genesis 33:8-18 NIV

8 Esau asked, "What do you mean by all these droves I met?"1 "To find favor in your eyes, my lord,"2 he said.

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9 But Esau said, "I already have plenty,3 my brother. Keep what you have for yourself."

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      10 "No, please!" said Jacob. "If I have found favor in your eyes,4 accept this gift5 from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God,6 now that you have received me favorably.7

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      11 Please accept the present8 that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me9 and I have all I need."10 And because Jacob insisted,11 Esau accepted it.

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      12 Then Esau said, "Let us be on our way; I'll accompany you."
      13 But Jacob said to him, "My lord 12 knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young.13 If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die.

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      14 So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the droves14 before me and that of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.15"

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      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."16

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      16 So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.17

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      17 Jacob, however, went to Succoth,18 where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Succoth.a

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      18 After Jacob came from Paddan Aram,b19 he arrived safely at thec city of Shechem20 in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.

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        • b 33:18 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
        • c 33:18 - Or "arrived at Shalem, a"