Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:
But when they came up from Egypt, Israel went through the waste land to the Red Sea and came to Kadesh;
Now Jacob sent servants before him to Esau, his brother, in the land of Seir, the country of Edom;
And give the people orders, saying, You are about to go through the land of your brothers, the children of Esau, who are living in Seir; and they will have fear of you; so take care what you do:
But have no hate for an Edomite, because he is your brother, or for an Egyptian, for you were living in his land.
Because you were the cause of violent death and because of your cruel behaviour to your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame and will be cut off for ever.
You have been loved by me, says the Lord. But you say, Where was your love for us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? says the Lord: but Jacob was loved by me,
And Moses gave his father-in-law an account of all the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians because of Israel, and of all the troubles which had come on them by the way, and how the Lord had given them salvation.
And Israel sent men to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,