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Genesis 33:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So Esau returned, that day, to his journey towards Mount Seir.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And turn back on that day doth Esau on his way to Seir;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So Esau returned that day, the way that he came, to Seir.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So Esau returned that day, on his way vnto Seir.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Esau returned on that day on his journey to Seir.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So Esaw returned that day on his way unto Seir.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So `$w עֵשָׂו 6215
{6215} Prime
עֵשָׂו
`Esav
{ay-sawv'}
Apparently a form of the passive participle of H6213 in the original sense of handling; rough (that is, sensibly felt); Esav, a son of Isaac, including his posterity.
returned 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
that x1931
(1931) Complement
הוּא
huw'
{hoo}
The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are.
day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
on his way 1870
{1870} Prime
דֶּרֶךְ
derek
{deh'-rek}
From H1869; a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action, often adverbially.
unto `r שֵׂעִיר. 8165
{8165} Prime
שֵׂעִיר
Se`iyr
{say-eer'}
Formed like H8163; rough; Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Genesis 33:16-20

_ _ Here, 1. Jacob comes to Succoth. Having in a friendly manner parted with Esau, who had gone to his own country (Genesis 33:16), he comes to a place where, it should seem, he rested for some time, set up booths for his cattle, and other conveniences for himself and family. The place was afterwards known by the name of Succoth, a city in the tribe of Gad, on the other side Jordan (it signifies booths), that when his posterity afterwards dwelt in houses of stone, they might remember that the Syrian ready to perish was their father, who was glad of booths (Deuteronomy 26:5); such was the rock whence they were hewn. 2. He comes to Shechem; we read it, to Shalem, a city of Shechem; the critics generally incline to read it appellatively: he came safely, or in peace, to the city of Shechem. After a perilous journey, in which he had met with many difficulties, he came safely, at last, into Canaan. Note, Diseases and dangers should teach us how to value health and safety, and should help to enlarge our hearts in thankfulness, when our going out and coming in have been signally preserved. Here, (1.) He buys a field, Genesis 33:19. Though the land of Canaan was his by promise, yet, the time for taking possession not having yet come, he is content to pay for his own, to prevent disputes with the present occupants. Note, Dominion is not founded in grace. Those that have heaven on free-cost must not expect to have earth so. (2.) He builds an altar, Genesis 33:20. [1.] In thankfulness to God, for the good hand of his providence over him. He did not content himself with verbal acknowledgments of God's favour to him, but made real ones: [2.] That he might keep up religion, and the worship of God, in his family. Note, Where we have a tent God must have an altar, where we have a house he must have a church in it. He dedicated this altar, where we have a house he must have a church in it. He dedicated this altar to the honour of El-elohe-IsraelGod, the God of Israel, to the honour of God, in general, the only living and true God, the best of beings and first of causes; and to the honour of the God of Israel, as a God in covenant with him. Note, In our worship of God we must be guided and governed by the joint-discoveries both of natural and revealed religion. God had lately called him by the name of Israel, and now he calls God the God of Israel; though he is styled a prince with God, God shall still be a prince with him, his Lord and his God. Note, Our honours then become honours indeed to us when they are consecrated to God's honour; Israel's God is Israel's glory.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 33:16

And Jacob journeyed to Succoth — Having in a friendly manner parted with Esau, who was gone to his own country, he comes to a place, where he rested, set up booths for his cattle, and other conveniences for himself and family. The place was afterwards known by the name of Succoth, a city in the tribe of Gad, on the other side Jordan; it signifies booths: that when his posterity afterwards dwelt in houses of stone, they might remember that the Syrian ready to perish was their father, who was glad of booths, Deuteronomy 26:5.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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