127. "Let my lord, I pray you, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on slowly" (Beresheet 33:14). According to Rabbi Elazar, this agrees with what we have already said. Jacob did not wish to avail himself at this time of the first blessings his father bestowed on him. Not one had yet been fulfilled, because he was reserving them to the end of days, when his descendants would need TO UTILIZE THEM in the fight against the other nations of the world.
128. Thus, when Esau said, "Let us take our journey, and let us go" (Beresheet 33:12), "Let us divide the world between us and rule over it together," JACOB replies, "Let my lord, I pray you, pass over before his servant," MEANING, let Esau be the first to exercise his dominion over the world. "Let my lord ...pass" IS AN INDICATION OF PRIORITY, as in, "and their king passes on before them, and Hashem at the head of them" (Michah 2:13). JACOB SAID TO HIM: You can be the first to rule over the world, "and I will lead on slowly," and raise myself for the World to Come and for the end of days, the days that pass slowly.
129. "According to the pace of the cattle (also: 'work')." HE ASKS, What is meant by the work? HE ANSWERS, It is the dim mirror, THE NUKVA OF ZEIR ANPIN, through which all work in the world is done. " ...That goes before me ..." REFERS TO THE NUKVA, always means before Hashem, ZEIR ANPIN; "according to the pace of the children" alludes to the secret of the Cherubs, to point at the secret of the faith, THE NUKVA, to whom Jacob cleaved.
130. "Until I come to my lord, to Seir ..." JACOB SAID TO HIM: I shall suffer your exile and subjugation until my time to rule over the mount of Esau is come. As it is written, "And liberators shall ascend upon Mount Zion to judge the mountain of Esau; and the kingdom shall be Hashem's" (Ovadyah 1:21).