Genesis 33:16
New International Version
So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.

New Living Translation
So Esau turned around and started back to Seir that same day.

English Standard Version
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

Berean Study Bible
So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir,

New American Standard Bible
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

King James Bible
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

Christian Standard Bible
That day Esau started on his way back to Seir,

Contemporary English Version
So Esau left for Edom.

Good News Translation
So that day Esau started on his way back to Edom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That day Esau started on his way back to Seir,

International Standard Version
So Esau set out that very day back on his way to Seir,

NET Bible
So that same day Esau made his way back to Seir.

New Heart English Bible
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That day Esau started back to Seir.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

New American Standard 1977
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

King James 2000 Bible
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

American King James Version
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

American Standard Version
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Esau returned on that day on his journey to Seir.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Esau returned, that day, the way that he came, to Seir.

Darby Bible Translation
And Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

English Revised Version
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

World English Bible
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.

Young's Literal Translation
And turn back on that day doth Esau on his way to Seir;
Study Bible
Jacob Meets Esau
15“Let me leave some of my people with you,” Esau said. But Jacob replied, “Why do that? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.” 16So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir, 17but Jacob went on to Succoth, where he built a house for himself and shelters for his livestock; that is why the place was called Succoth.…
Cross References
Genesis 33:15
"Let me leave some of my people with you," Esau said. But Jacob replied, "Why do that? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord."

Genesis 33:17
but Jacob went on to Succoth, where he built a house for himself and shelters for his livestock; that is why the place was called Succoth.

Treasury of Scripture

So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.







Lexicon
So that
הַה֥וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

day
בַּיּ֨וֹם (bay·yō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

Esau
עֵשָׂ֛ו (‘ê·śāw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6215: Esau -- oldest son of Isaac

started on his way
לְדַרְכּ֖וֹ (lə·ḏar·kōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

back
וַיָּשָׁב֩ (way·yā·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to Seir,
שֵׂעִֽירָה׃ (śê·‘î·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8165: Seir -- a mountain range in Edom, also its inhabitants, also a mountain in Judah
Verses 16, 17. - So (literally, and, complying with his brother's request) Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir - from which he had come to meet Jacob (vide Genesis 32:3). And Jacob journeyed to Succoth. Succoth, so called here by anticipation, and afterwards belonging to the tribe of Gad, was situated in the valley of the Jordan, on the east side of the river, and to the south of the Jabbok (Joshua 13:27; Judges 8:4, 5), and consequently is not to be identified with Sakut, on the western side of the Jordan, ten miles north of the Jabbok, and opposite the Wady Yabis (Robinson, vol. 3. p. 175; Thomson, 'Land and Book,' p. 456); but is to be sought for at the ford opposite the Wady-el-Fariah, "down which the little stream from Shechem drains into the Jordan" (Tristram, 'Land of Israel,' p. 144; Porter in Kitto's 'Cyclop.,' art. Succoth; cf. Keil and Kalisch in loco). And built him an house. This was an indication that Jacob purposed some considerable stay at Succoth; and, indeed, if a period of repose was not now demanded by the state of Jacob s health after his long servitude with Laban, his exhausting conflict with the angel, and his exciting interview with Esau (Lange), an interval of some years appears to be imperatively required by the exigencies of the ensuing narrative concerning Dinah, who could not at this time have been much over six years of age (Murphy, Afford, Gosman, et alii). And made booths for his cattle. Porter states that he has frequently men such booths (Succoth, from saccac, to entwine) occupied by the Bedawin of the Jordan valley, and describes them as rude huts of reeds, sometimes covered with long grass, and sometimes with a piece of tent (vide Kitto's 'Cyclop.,' ut supra). Therefore the name of the place is called (literally, he called the name of the place) Succoth - i.e. booths. 33:1-16 Jacob, having by prayer committed his case to God, went on his way. Come what will, nothing can come amiss to him whose heart is fixed, trusting in God. Jacob bowed to Esau. A humble, submissive behaviour goes far towards turning away wrath. Esau embraced Jacob. God has the hearts of all men in his hands, and can turn them when and how he pleases. It is not in vain to trust in God, and to call upon him in the day of trouble. And when a man's ways please the Lord he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Esau receives Jacob as a brother, and much tenderness passes between them. Esau asks, Who are those with thee? To this common question, Jacob spoke like himself, like a man whose eyes are ever directed towards the Lord. Jacob urged Esau, though his fear was over, and he took his present. It is well when men's religion makes them generous, free-hearted, and open-handed. But Jacob declined Esau's offer to accompany him. It is not desirable to be too intimate with superior ungodly relations, who will expect us to join in their vanities, or at least to wink at them, though they blame, and perhaps mock at, our religion. Such will either be a snare to us, or offended with us. We shall venture the loss of all things, rather than endanger our souls, if we know their value; rather than renounce Christ, if we truly love him. And let Jacob's care and tender attention to his family and flocks remind us of the good Shepherd of our souls, who gathers the lambs with his arm, and carries them in his bosom, and gently leads those that are with young, Isa 40:11. As parents, teachers or pastors, we should all follow his example.
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