Let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I travel slowly, at the pace of the cattle before me and at the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.”
Yaakov told Esav that they will meet again in Seir, although he had no intention to do so. Rather, he was alluding to a much later “meeting”, at the End of Days, as prophesied by Ovadia: Yaakov's descendants will come to Mount Seir to render judgement against Esav’s descendants.
Indeed Yaakov never actually ended up meeting Esav. It will only take place in the future, as it says, “And saviours shall come up on Mount Zion to judge the Mount of Esau”.
(Rashi, Yalkut Shimoni)
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