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Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the country of Edom.
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And he sent messengers before him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, to the country of Edom:
Malachi 3:1 Behold I send my angel, and he shall prepare the way before my face. And presently the Lord, whom you seek, and the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to his temple. Behold, he cometh, saith the Lord of hosts.
Luke 9:52 And he sent messengers before his face: and going, they entered into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for him.
Luke 14:31,32 Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him? . . .
Genesis 14:6 And the Chorreans in the mountains of Seir, even to the plains of Pharan, which is in the wilderness.
Genesis 33:14,16 May it please my lord to go before his servant: and I will follow softly after him, as I shall see my children to be able, until I come to my lord in Seir. . . .
Genesis 36:6-8 And Esau took his wives, and his sons and daughters, and every soul of his house, and his substance, and cattle, and all that he was able to acquire in the land of Chanaan: and went into another country, and departed from his brother Jacob. . . .
Deuteronomy 2:5,22 Take ye then good heed that you stir not against them. For I will not give you of their land so much as the step of one foot can tread upon, because I have given mount Seir to Esau, for a possession. . . .
Joshua 24:4 And gave him Isaac: and to him again I gave Jacob and Esau. And I gave to Esau mount Seir for his possession: but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.
Genesis 25:30 Said: Give me of this red pottage, for I am exceeding faint. For which reason his name was called Edom.
ContextJacob's Fear of Esau
…2And when he saw them, he said: These are the camps of God, and he called the name of that place Mahanaim, that is, Camps. 3And he sent messengers before him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, to the country of Edom:4And he commanded them, saying: Thus shall ye speak to my lord Esau: Thus saith thy brother Jacob: I have sojourned with Laban, and have been with him until this day:…
And the Chorreans in the mountains of Seir, even to the plains of Pharan, which is in the wilderness.
Said: Give me of this red pottage, for I am exceeding faint. For which reason his name was called Edom.
Esau therefore always hated Jacob, for the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him; and he said in his heart: The days will come of the mourning for my father, and I will kill my brother Jacob.
These things were told to Rebecca: and she sent and called Jacob, her son, and said to him: Behold Esau, thy brother, threateneth to kill thee.
Then Jacob was greatly afraid; and in his fear divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the sheep, and the oxen, and the camels, into two companies,
Deliver me from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am greatly afraid of him; lest perhaps he come, and kill the mother with the children.
May it please my lord to go before his servant: and I will follow softly after him, as I shall see my children to be able, until I come to my lord in Seir.
And Esau dwelt in mount Seir: he is Edom.
And these are the generations of Esau, the father of Edom, in mount Seir.
And he shall possess Idumea: the inheritance of Seir shall come to their enemies, but Israel shall do manfully.
Eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir to Cadesbarne.
The burden of Duma calleth to me out of Seir: Watchman, what of the night? watchman, what of the night?
Against Edom. Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Is wisdom no more in Theman? counsel is perished from her children: their wisdom is become unprofitable.
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