New Living Translation
"Well," Esau said, "let's be going. I will lead the way."
King James Bible
And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Let us take our journey, and go on, and I will go before thee.
World English Bible
Esau said, "Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before you."
Young's Literal Translation
and saith, 'Let us journey and go on, and I go on before thee.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
33:12 Esau offers himself to be his guide and companion, in token of sincere reconciliation. We never find that Jacob and Esau were so loving with one another as they were now. God made Esau not only not an enemy, but a friend. Esau is become fond of Jacob's company, courts him to mount Seir: let us never despair of any, nor distrust God, in whose hands all hearts are. Yet Jacob saw cause modestly to refute this offer, wherein he shews a tender concern for his own family and flocks, like a good shepherd and a good father. He must consider the children, and the flocks with young, and not lead the one or drive the other too fast. Jacob intimates to him, that it was his design to come to him to mount Seir; and we may presume he did so, after he had settled his concerns elsewhere, though that visit be not recorded.
Please take this gift I have brought you, for God has been very gracious to me. I have more than enough." And because Jacob insisted, Esau finally accepted the gift.
But Jacob replied, "You can see, my lord, that some of the children are very young, and the flocks and herds have their young, too. If they are driven too hard, even for one day, all the animals could die.
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