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Genesis 36:6 Then Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters and all his household, and his livestock and all his cattle and all his goods which he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to [another] land away from his brother Jacob.

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      6, 7. Esau . . . went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob--literally, "a country," without any certain prospect of a settlement. The design of this historical sketch of Esau and his family is to show how the promise (Ge 27:39, 40) was fulfilled. In temporal prosperity he far exceeds his brother; and it is remarkable that, in the overruling providence of God, the vast increase of his worldly substance was the occasion of his leaving Canaan and thus making way for the return of Jacob.

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Brief Summary: The generations of Esau and their chiefs and settlements, Esau the father of the Edomites.

Outline
1 Esau's family in Canaan
6 Esau removes to Mount Seir
9 His descendants in Seir
20 The sons and chiefs of Seir
31 The kings of Edom
40 The chiefs that descended of Esau.

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Esau the father of the Edomites

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