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Esau likewise said, "I have enough" (Genesis 33:9), hesitating to accept Jacob's generous gift. Quite probably, Esau's possessions were much greater than those of Jacob. He had defeated the Horites, conquered the land of Seir, and possessed a large retinue and large family by this time (Genesis 36:1-8). The acceptance of a gift was evidence of reconciliation between estranged parties, but Esau felt it was unnecessary to accept it in Jacob's case since both brothers were overjoyed at their restored fellowship. However, when Esau said, "I have enough," he used the word rab, meaning "much." Jacob said, "I have kol" (meaning "everything!"). Jacob knew his resources were inexhaustible, so he insisted Esau receive his gift as a token of his love and concern for his welfare.

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KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8


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