give us grace to be creative in our use of resources in the pursuit of peace
13 Jacob stayed there that night, and took from that which he had with him a present for Esau, his brother:
14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
15 thirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.
16 He delivered them into the hands of his servants, every herd by itself, and said to his servants,
“Pass over before me, and put a space between herd and herd.”
17 He commanded the foremost, saying, “When Esau, my brother, meets you, and asks you, saying,
‘Whose are you? Where are you going? Whose are these before you?’
18 Then you shall say, ‘They are your servant, Jacob’s. It is a present sent to my lord, Esau.
Behold, he also is behind us.’”
19 He commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, “This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him.
20 For, he said, “I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face.
Perhaps he will accept me.”
21 So the present passed over before him, and he himself stayed that night in the camp.