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(Gen 32:1) And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
(Gen 32:2) And when Jacob saw them, he said, This {is} God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
(Gen 32:3) And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
(Gen 32:4) And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
(Gen 32:5) And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
(Gen 32:6) And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
(Gen 32:7) Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that {was} with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
(Gen 32:8) And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.
(Gen 32:9) And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
(Gen 32:10) I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
(Gen 32:11) Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, {and} the mother with the children.
(Gen 32:12) And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
(Gen 32:13) And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
(Gen 32:14) Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
(Gen 32:15) Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
(Gen 32:16) And he delivered {them} into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
(Gen 32:17) And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose {art} thou? and whither goest thou? and whose {are} these before thee?
(Gen 32:18) Then thou shalt say, {They be} thy servant Jacob's; it {is} a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he {is} behind us.
(Gen 32:19) And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
(Gen 32:20) And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob {is} behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.
(Gen 32:21) So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.
(Gen 32:22) And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
(Gen 32:23) And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
(Gen 32:24) And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
(Gen 32:25) And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
(Gen 32:26) And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
(Gen 32:27) And he said unto him, What {is} thy name? And he said, Jacob.
(Gen 32:28) And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
(Gen 32:29) And Jacob asked {him}, and said, Tell {me}, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore {is} it {that} thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
(Gen 32:30) And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
(Gen 32:31) And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
(Gen 32:32) Therefore the children of Israel eat not {of} the sinew which shrank, which {is} upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
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