Let my lord pass on ahead of his servant, and I will lead on slowly, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir."
So Esau said, "Let me leave with you some of the people who are with me." But he said, "Why should my lord be so kind to me?"
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
But Jacob journeyed to Succoth, a and built himself a house, and made booths for his cattle; therefore the place is called Succoth.
Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, on his way from Paddan-aram; and he camped before the city.
And from the sons of Hamor, Shechem's father, he bought for one hundred pieces of money b the plot of land on which he had pitched his tent.
There he erected an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel. c
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