New Defender's Study Bible Notes
33:11 I have enough. Esau likewise said, “I have enough” (Genesis 33:9), hesitating to accept Jacob’s generous gift. Quite probably, Esau’s possessions were much greater than those of Jacob. He had defeated the Horites, conquered the land of Seir, and possessed a large retinue and large family by this time (Genesis 36:1-8). The acceptance of a gift was evidence of reconciliation between estranged parties, but Esau felt it was unnecessary to accept it in Jacob’s case, since both brothers were overjoyed at their restored fellowship. However, when Esau said, “I have enough,” he used the word rab, meaning “much.” Jacob said, “I have kol (meaning “everything!”).” Jacob knew his resources were inexhaustible, so he insisted Esau receive his gift as a token of his love and concern for his welfare.
33:16 Esau returned. Despite Jacob’s joy at the happy reunion, he knew that it would be essential in the fulfilling of God’s purposes for his family and that of Esau to continue their separate ways.
33:20 El-elohe-Israel. On his initial entrance into Canaan, the promised land (the family had spent some time in Succoth, still east of the Jordan), Jacob desired both to own some of the land (as a token of his eventual possession of all of it) and to build an altar to his God, which he named–“The God who was the God of Israel.”