And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother to the land of Seir, the country of Edom.…
Jacob's preparation against danger betokened his sense of duty to do his utmost under the circumstances, and his sense of past errors and ill desert towards his brother. There is an exercise of our own judgment in times of distress and extremity which is quite consistent with dependence upon God. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.