New Living Translation
Then Jacob sent messengers ahead to his brother, Esau, who was living in the region of Seir in the land of Edom.
King James Bible
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob sent messengers before his face to Esau his brother, into the land of Seir, the fields of Edom.
World English Bible
Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob sendeth messengers before him unto Esau his brother, towards the land of Seir, the field of Edom,
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He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. I t is not easy for those, whose habits of life are insensibly formed by the customs of modern times, to conceive any adequate idea of the pastoral life, as obtained in the eastern countries, before that simplicity of manners, which characterized the early ages, was corrupted, by the artificial and false refinements of luxury. Wealth, in those …
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and the Horites at Mount Seir, as far as El-paran at the edge of the wilderness.
Esau said to Jacob, "I'm starved! Give me some of that red stew!" (This is how Esau got his other name, Edom, which means "red.")
From that time on, Esau hated Jacob because their father had given Jacob the blessing. And Esau began to scheme: "I will soon be mourning my father's death. Then I will kill my brother, Jacob."
But Rebekah heard about Esau's plans. So she sent for Jacob and told him, "Listen, Esau is consoling himself by plotting to kill you.
Jacob was terrified at the news. He divided his household, along with the flocks and herds and camels, into two groups.
O LORD, please rescue me from the hand of my brother, Esau. I am afraid that he is coming to attack me, along with my wives and children.
Please, my lord, go ahead of your servant. We will follow slowly, at a pace that is comfortable for the livestock and the children. I will meet you at Seir."
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