G E N E S I S
We read, in the former chapter, how Jacob had
power with God, and prevailed; here we find what power he had with
men too, and how his brother Esau was mollified, and, on a sudden,
reconciled to him; for so it is written, Prov. xvi. 7, "When a man's ways please the
Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." Here is,
I. A very friendly meeting between Jacob and Esau, ver. 1-4. II. Their conference at
their meeting, in which they vie with each other in civil and kind
expressions. Their discourse is, 1. About Jacob's family, ver. 5-7. 2. About the present he
had sent, ver. 8-11. 3.
About the progress of their journey, ver. 12-15. III. Jacob's settlement in
Canaan, his house, ground, and altar, ver. 16-20.