||'My lord,' replied Jacob, 'you know that the children are weak, and I have responsibility for the nursing sheep and cattle. If they are driven hard for even one day, all the sheep will die.
Vayomer elav adoni yodea ki-hayeladim rakim vehatson vehabakar alot alay udefakum yom echad vametu kol-hatson.
||Please go ahead of me, my lord. I will lead my group slowly, following the pace of the work that I have ahead of me, and the pace of the children. I will eventually come to [you], my lord, in Seir.'
Ya'avor-na adoni lifney avdo va'ani etnahalah le'iti leregel hamlachah asher-lefanay uleregel hayeladim ad asher-avo el-adoni Se'irah.
(Ibn Ezra). Others, 'caravan' or 'drove' (cf. Rashi; Radak), or 'possessions' (Saadia).