Genesis 33:12-20 NIV

12 Then Esau said, "Let us be on our way; I'll accompany you."
13 But Jacob said to him, "My lord 1 knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young.2 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 droves3 before me and that of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.4"

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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."5

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16 So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.6

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17 Jacob, however, went to Succoth,7 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,b8 he arrived safely at thec city of Shechem9 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"
      19 For a hundred pieces of silver,d he bought from the sons of Hamor,10 the father of Shechem,11 the plot of ground12 where he pitched his tent.13

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        • d 33:19 - Hebrew "hundred kesitahs"; a kesitah was a unit of money of unknown weight and value.
          20 There he set up an altar14 and called it El Elohe Israel.e

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