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Genesis 32:3-8
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And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Se'ir, the country of Edom,
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instructing them, "Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob, `I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now;
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and I have oxen, asses, flocks, menservants, and maidservants; and I have sent to tell my lord, in order that I may find favor in your sight.'"
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And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau, and he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men with him."
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Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two companies,
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thinking, "If Esau comes to the one company and destroys it, then the company which is left will escape."
Genesis 32:13-22
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So he lodged there that night, and took from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau,
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two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
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thirty milch camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten he-asses.
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These he delivered into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass on before me, and put a space between drove and drove."
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He instructed the foremost, "When Esau my brother meets you, and asks you, `To whom do you belong? Where are you going? And whose are these before you?'
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then you shall say, `They belong to your servant Jacob; they are a present sent to my lord Esau; and moreover he is behind us.'"
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He likewise instructed the second and the third and all who followed the droves, "You shall say the same thing to Esau when you meet him,
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and you shall say, `Moreover your servant Jacob is behind us.'" For he thought, "I may appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterwards I shall see his face; perhaps he will accept me."
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So the present passed on before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.
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The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
Genesis 33:3-11
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He himself went on before them, bowing himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
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But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
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And when Esau raised his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, "Who are these with you?" Jacob said, "The children whom God has graciously given your servant."
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Then the maids drew near, they and their children, and bowed down;
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Leah likewise and her children drew near and bowed down; and last Joseph and Rachel drew near, and they bowed down.
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Esau said, "What do you mean by all this company which I met?" Jacob answered, "To find favor in the sight of my lord."
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But Esau said, "I have enough, my brother; keep what you have for yourself."
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Jacob said, "No, I pray you, if I have found favor in your sight, then accept my present from my hand; for truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God, with such favor have you received me.
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Accept, I pray you, my gift that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." Thus he urged him, and he took it.
1 Samuel 25:17-35
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Now therefore know this and consider what you should do; for evil is determined against our master and against all his house, and he is so ill-natured that one cannot speak to him."
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Then Ab'igail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two skins of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched grain, and a hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
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And she said to her young men, "Go on before me; behold, I come after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal.
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And as she rode on the ass, and came down under cover of the mountain, behold, David and his men came down toward her; and she met them.
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Now David had said, "Surely in vain have I guarded all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good.
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God do so to David and more also, if by morning I leave so much as one male of all who belong to him."
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When Ab'igail saw David, she made haste, and alighted from the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed to the ground.
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She fell at his feet and said, "Upon me alone, my lord, be the guilt; pray let your handmaid speak in your ears, and hear the words of your handmaid.
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Let not my lord regard this ill-natured fellow, Nabal; for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him; but I your handmaid did not see the young men of my lord, whom you sent.
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Now then, my lord, as the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, seeing the LORD has restrained you from bloodguilt, and from taking vengeance with your own hand, now then let your enemies and those who seek to do evil to my lord be as Nabal.
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And now let this present which your servant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who follow my lord.
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Pray forgive the trespass of your handmaid; for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD; and evil shall not be found in you so long as you live.
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If men rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living in the care of the LORD your God; and the lives of your enemies he shall sling out as from the hollow of a sling.
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And when the LORD has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you, and has appointed you prince over Israel,
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my lord shall have no cause of grief, or pangs of conscience, for having shed blood without cause or for my lord taking vengeance himself. And when the LORD has dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid."
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And David said to Ab'igail, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me!
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Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from avenging myself with my own hand!
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For as surely as the LORD the God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from hurting you, unless you had made haste and come to meet me, truly by morning there had not been left to Nabal so much as one male."
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Then David received from her hand what she had brought him; and he said to her, "Go up in peace to your house; see, I have hearkened to your voice, and I have granted your petition."
Proverbs 6:1-5
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My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger;
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if you are snared in the utterance of your lips, caught in the words of your mouth;
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then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into your neighbor's power: go, hasten, and importune your neighbor.
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Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber;
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save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Proverbs 25:8
do not hastily bring into court; for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?
Luke 12:58
As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison.
Luke 12:59
I tell you, you will never get out till you have paid the very last copper."
Luke 14:31
Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
Luke 14:32
And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace.
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Job 22:21
"Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.
Psalm 32:6
I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. [Selah]
Isaiah 55:6
"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;
Isaiah 55:7
let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Luke 13:24
"Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
Luke 13:25
When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, `Lord, open to us.' He will answer you, `I do not know where you come from.'
2 Corinthians 6:2
For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation." Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Hebrews 3:7
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, when you hear his voice,
Hebrews 3:13
But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Hebrews 12:17
For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.
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1 Kings 22:26
And the king of Israel said, "Seize Micai'ah, and take him back to Amon the governor of the city and to Jo'ash the king's son;
1 Kings 22:27
and say, `Thus says the king, "Put this fellow in prison, and feed him with scant fare of bread and water, until I come in peace."'"