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Genesis 32

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32:1 And Jacob went on his way; and the angels of God met him.

32:2 And when Jacob saw them he said, This is the camp of God. And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before his face to Esau his brother, into the land of Seir, the fields of Edom.

32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak to my lord, to Esau: Thy servant Jacob speaks thus -- With Laban have I sojourned and tarried until now;

32:5 and I have oxen, and asses, sheep, and bondmen, and bondwomen; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thine eyes.

32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother, to Esau; and he also is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and was distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the sheep and the cattle and the camels, into two troops.

32:8 And he said, If Esau come to the one troop and smite it, then the other troop which is left shall escape.

32:9 And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Jehovah, who saidst unto me: Return into thy country and to thy kindred, and I will do thee good,

32:10 -- I am too small for all the loving-kindness and all the faithfulness that thou hast shewn unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two troops.

32:11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, [and] the mother with the children.

32:12 And thou saidst, I will certainly deal well with thee, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

32:13 And he lodged there that night; and took of what came to his hand a gift for Esau his brother --

32:14 two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats; two hundred ewes, and twenty rams;

32:15 thirty milch camels with their colts; forty kine, and ten bulls; twenty she-asses, and ten young asses.

32:16 And he delivered [them] into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself; and he said to his servants, Go on before me, and put a space between drove and drove.

32:17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meets thee, and asks thee, saying, Whose art thou, and where goest thou, and whose are these before thee?

32:18 -- then thou shalt say, Thy servant Jacob's: it is a gift sent to my lord, to Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.

32:19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, According to this word shall ye speak to Esau when ye find him.

32:20 And, moreover, ye shall say, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will propitiate him with the gift that goes before me, and afterwards I will see his face: perhaps he will accept me.

32:21 And the gift went over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

32:22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two maidservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok;

32:23 and he took them and led them over the river, and led over what he had.

32:24 And Jacob remained alone; and a man wrestled with him until the rising of the dawn.

32:25 And when he saw that he did not prevail against him, he touched the joint of his thigh; and the joint of Jacob's thigh was dislocated as he wrestled with him.

32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.

32:27 And he said to him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

32:28 And he said, Thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast wrestled with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.

32:29 And Jacob asked and said, Tell [me], I pray thee, thy name. And he said, How is it that thou askest after my name? And he blessed him there.

32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel -- For I have seen God face to face, and my life has been preserved.

32:31 And as he passed over Peniel, the sun rose upon him; and he limped upon his hip.

32:32 Therefore the children of Israel do not eat of the sinew that is over the joint of the thigh, to this day; because he touched the joint of Jacob's thigh -- the sinew.


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