Likewise, Leah and her children came forward and bowed down. Finally, Joseph and Rachel came forward and bowed down.
Then Esau asked, "Why did you send this whole group [of people and animals] I met?" He answered, "To win your favor, sir."
Esau said, "I have enough. Keep what you have, Brother."
Jacob said, "No, please take the gift I'm giving you, because I've seen your face as if I were seeing the face of God, and yet you welcomed me so warmly.
Please take the present I've brought you, because God has been gracious to me and has given me all that I need." So Esau took it because Jacob insisted.
Then Esau said, "Let's get ready to go, and I'll go with you."
Jacob said to him, "Sir, you know that the children are frail and that I have to take care of the flocks and cattle that are nursing their young. If they're driven too hard for even one day, all the flocks will die.
Go ahead of me, sir. I will slowly and gently guide the herds that are in front of me at their pace and at the children's pace until I come to you in Seir."
Esau said, "Then let me leave some of my men with you." "Why do that?" Jacob asked. "I only want to win your favor, sir."
That day Esau started back to Seir.
But Jacob moved on to Succoth, where he built a house for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is named Succoth [Shelters].