Genesis 33:8-18 NIV

8 Esau asked, “What’s the meaning of all these flocks and herds I met?” “To find favor in your eyes, my lord,” he said.

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9 But Esau said, “I already have plenty, 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, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably.

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      11 Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need.” And because Jacob insisted, 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 knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. 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 flocks and herds before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.”

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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.”

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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