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Genesis 32

Jacob's vision at Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:1 As for Iacob, he wente on his iourney, & the angels of God met him. Genesis 32:2 And whan he sawe them, he sayde: It is Gods hoost, & called the same place Mahanaim.

His message to Esau.

Genesis 32:3 Iacob sent messaungers before him to his brother Esau in to the lande of Seir, of the felde of Edom, Genesis 32:4 & commaunded the, & sayde: Saye thus vnto my lorde Esau: Thy seruaunt Iacob sendeth ye this worde: I haue bene out wt Laban, & haue bene hither to amonge straungers, Genesis 32:5 & haue oxen & Asses, shepe, seruauntes & maydes, & haue sent forth to shewe it the my lorde, yt I might fynde fauoure in thy sight.

He is afraid of Esau's coming.

Genesis 32:6 The messaungers came agayne vnto Iacob, and sayde: We came vnto thy brother Esau, & he commeth forth also agaynst the with foure hundreth men. Genesis 32:7 Then was Iacob sore afrayed, and wyst not what waye to turne himself, & deuyded the people that was with him, and the shepe, and the oxen, & the Camels in to two droues, Genesis 32:8 & sayde: Yf Esau come vpon the one droue, and smyte it, the other shal escape.

He prayeth for deliverance.

Genesis 32:9 Iacob sayde morouer: O God of my father Abraha, God of my father Isaac, LORDE thou that saydest vnto me: Departe agayne to thine owne londe and to thy kynred, and I wyl do the good: Genesis 32:10 I am to litle for all the mercies and all the trueth that thou hast shewed vnto thy seruaunt (for I had no more but this staff whan I wente ouer this Iordan, and now am I become two droues) Genesis 32:11 delyuer me from ye hande of my brother, fro the hade of Esau, for I am afrayed of him, lest he come and smyte me the mother with the children. Genesis 32:12 Thou saydest: I wyll do the good, and wyll make thy sede as the sonde of ye see, which can not be nombred for multitude.

He sendeth a present to Esau.

Genesis 32:13 And there he taried that night, and toke of soch as came to hande, a present vnto his brother Esau, Genesis 32:14 two hudreth she goates, twentye he goates, two hundreth shepe, twentye rammes Genesis 32:15 and thirtie mylck camels wt their foales, fourtye kyne, ten bullockes, twentye she Asses with ten foales, Genesis 32:16 and put them in the handes of his seruauntes, euery flock by them selues, & sayde vnto them: Go ye forth before me, & put a space betwixte one flocke after the other, Genesis 32:17 and commaunded the first and sayde: When my brother Esau meteth the, and axeth the: Whose art thou? & whyther goest thou? and whose are these that thou dryuest before the? Genesis 32:18 Thou shalt saye: They be thy seruaunt Iacobs, which sendeth a present vnto his lorde Esau, and commeth behynde vs him self. Genesis 32:19 Thus commaunded he the seconde also, and the thirde, and all them that folowed the flockes, and sayde: Like as I haue tolde you, so speake ye vnto Esau, whan ye mete him, Genesis 32:20 and saye vnto him also: Beholde, yi seruaut Iacob is behynde vs. For he thought: I wyll reconcyle him with the present that goeth before me, after warde wyll I se him my self, peraduenture he shall receaue me to grace. Genesis 32:21 So the present wente before him, but he taried in the tente the same night, Genesis 32:22 and rose vp in ye night, and toke his two wyues and the two maydens and his eleuen sonnes, and wente vnto the foorde of Iacob, Genesis 32:23 toke them and caried them ouer the water, so that all that he had came ouer,

He wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he is called Israel.

Genesis 32:24 and taried him self alone on this syde. Then wrestled there a man with him vntyll the breake of ye daye. Genesis 32:25 And whan he sawe yt he might not ouercome him, he touched the senowe of his thye, and ye senowe of his thye shrancke in wrestlinge with him. Genesis 32:26 And he sayde: Let me go, for ye daye breaketh on. But he answered: I will not let ye go, excepte thou blesse me. Genesis 32:27 He sayde: What is thy name? He answered: Iacob. Genesis 32:28 He sayde: Thou shalt nomore be called Iacob, but Israel, for thou hast stryuen with God and with men, and hast preuayled. Genesis 32:29 And Iacob axed him, & sayde: Tell me, what is yi name? But he sayde: Why axest thou what my name is? And he blessed him there. Genesis 32:30 And Iacob called the place Peniel, for I haue sene God face to face, & my soule is recouered.

He halteth.

Genesis 32:31 And as he came ouer fro Peniel, ye Sonne rose vpo him, & he halted vpon his thye. Genesis 32:32 Therfore eate the children of Israel no vane vpon the senow of ye thye vnto this daye, because ye vane vpon the senow of Iacobs thye was touched.

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