Jacob sent messengers(A) ahead of him to his brother Esau(B) in the land of Seir,(C) the country of Edom.(D)

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14 So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds(A) before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.(B)

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16 So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.(A)

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So Esau(A) (that is, Edom)(B) settled in the hill country of Seir.(C)

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(It takes eleven days to go from Horeb(A) to Kadesh Barnea(B) by the Mount Seir(C) road.)(D)

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Wanderings in the Wilderness

Then we turned back and set out toward the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea,[a](A) as the Lord had directed me. For a long time we made our way around the hill country of Seir.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 2:1 Or the Sea of Reeds
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Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own.(A)

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22 The Lord had done the same for the descendants of Esau, who lived in Seir,(A) when he destroyed the Horites from before them. They drove them out and have lived in their place to this day.

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17 from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir,(A) to Baal Gad(B) in the Valley of Lebanon(C) below Mount Hermon.(D) He captured all their kings and put them to death.(E)

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and to Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau.(A) I assigned the hill country of Seir(B) to Esau, but Jacob and his family went down to Egypt.(C)

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42 And five hundred of these Simeonites, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, invaded the hill country of Seir.(A)

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My sword(A) has drunk its fill in the heavens;
    see, it descends in judgment on Edom,(B)
    the people I have totally destroyed.(C)

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A Prophecy Against Moab

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Because Moab(A) and Seir(B) said, “Look, Judah has become like all the other nations,”

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“Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir;(A) prophesy against it

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This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Gaza,(A)
    even for four, I will not relent.(B)
Because she took captive whole communities
    and sold them to Edom,(C)

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