The Book of Jasher
|XXXII:1 And at that time Jacob sent messengers to his brother Esau toward the land of Seir, and
he spoke to him words of supplication.
XXXII:2 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye say to my lord, to Esau. Thus saith
thy servant Jacob, Let not my lord imagine that my fatherís blessing with which he did
bless me has proved beneficial to me.
XXXII:3 For I have been these twenty years with Laban, and he deceived me and changed my
wages ten times, as it has all been already told unto my lord.
XXXII:4 And I served him in his house very laboriously, and Elohim afterward saw my affliction,
my labor and the work of my hands, and he caused me to find grace and favor in his sight.
XXXII:5 And I afterward through Elohimís great mercy and kindness acquired oxen and asses
and cattle, and men servants and maid servants.
XXXII:6 And now I am coming to my land and my home to my father and mother, who are in the
land of Canaan; and I have sent to let my lord know all this in order to find favor in the
sight of my lord, so that he may not imagine that I have of myself obtained wealth, or
that the blessing with which my father blessed me has benefited me.
XXXII:7 And those messengers went to Esau, and found him on the borders of the land of Edom
going toward Jacob, and four hundred men of the children of Seir the Horite were standing
with drawn swords.
XXXII:8 And the messengers of Jacob told Esau all the words that Jacob had spoken to them
XXXII:9 And Esau answered them with pride and contempt, and said unto them, Surely I have heard
and truly it has been told unto me what Jacob has done to Laban, who exalted him in his
house and gave him his daughters for wives, and he began sons and daughters, and
abundantly increased in wealth and riches in Labanís house through his means.
XXXII:10 And when he saw that his wealth was abundant and his riches great he fled with all
belonging to him, from Labanís house, and he led Labanís daughters away from the face
of their father, as captives taken by the sword without telling him of it.
Commentary on Jasher XXXII:1 (21 April 2009):
Originally Written: 21 April 2009
Latest Update: 21 April 2009
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