Jacob's vision at Mahanaim.
Genesis 32:1 Nowe Iaakob went forth on his iourney and the Angels of God met him. Genesis 32:2 And when Iaakob saw them, he said, This is Gods hoste, and called the name of the same place Mahanaim.
His message to Esau.
Genesis 32:3 Then Iaakob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, vnto the land of Seir into the countrey of Edom: Genesis 32:4 To whom he gaue commandement, saying, Thus shall ye speake to my lorde Esau: thy seruant Iaakob sayeth thus, I haue bene a stranger with Laban, and taried vnto this time. Genesis 32:5 I haue beeues also and Asses, sheepe, & men seruantes, and women seruantes, and haue sent to shew my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
He is afraid of Esau's coming.
Genesis 32:6 So ye messengers came againe to Iaakob, saying, We came vnto thy brother Esau, and hee also commeth against thee and foure hundreth men with him. Genesis 32:7 Then Iaakob was greatly afraid, and was sore troubled, and deuided the people that was with him, and the sheepe, and the beeues, and the camels into two companies. Genesis 32:8 For he said, If Esau come to ye one copanie and smite it, the other companie shall escape.
He prayeth for deliverance.
Genesis 32:9 Moreouer Iaakob said, O God of my father Abraham, & God of my father Izhak: Lord, which saydest vnto me, Returne vnto thy coutrey and to thy kinred, and I will do thee good, Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and al the trueth, which thou hast shewed vnto thy seruant: for with my staffe came I ouer this Iorden, & now haue I gotte two bads. Genesis 32:11 I pray thee, Deliuer me from the hande of my brother, from the hande of Esau: for I feare him, least he will come and smite me, and the mother vpon the children. Genesis 32:12 For thou saydest; I will surely doe thee good, and make thy seede as the sande of the sea, which can not be nombred for multitude.
He sendeth a present to Esau.
Genesis 32:13 And he taryed there the same night, and tooke of that which came to had, a present for Esau his brother: Genesis 32:14 Two hundreth shee goates & twenty hee goates, two hundreth ewes & twentie rammes: Genesis 32:15 Thirtie mylche camels with their coltes, fourtie kine, and ten bullockes, twentie she asses and ten foles. Genesis 32:16 So he deliuered them into the hande of his seruants, euery droue by themselues, and saide vnto his seruants, Passe before me, & put a space betweene droue and droue. Genesis 32:17 And he commanded the formost, saying, If Esau my brother meete thee, and aske thee, saying, Whose seruant art thou? And whither goest thou? And whose are these before thee? Genesis 32:18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy seruant Iaakobs: it is a present sent vnto my lord Esau: and beholde, he him selfe also is behinde vs. Genesis 32:19 So likewise commaunded he the seconde and the thirde, and all that followed the droues, saying, After this maner, ye shall speake vnto Esau, when ye finde him. Genesis 32:20 And ye shall say moreouer, Beholde, thy seruant Iaakob commeth after vs (for he thought, I will appease his wrath with the present that goeth before me, and afterwarde I will see his face: it may be that he will accept me.) Genesis 32:21 So went the present before him: but he taried that night with the companie. Genesis 32:22 And he rose vp the same night, and tooke his two wiues, and his two maides, and his eleuen children, and went ouer the forde Iabbok. Genesis 32:23 And he tooke them, and sent them ouer the riuer, and sent ouer that he had.
He wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he is called Israel.
Genesis 32:24 Now when Iaakob was left him selfe alone, there wrestled a man with him vnto the breaking of the day. Genesis 32:25 And he sawe that he could not preuaile against him: therefore he touched the holowe of his thigh, and the holowe of Iaakobs thigh was loosed, as he wrestled with him. Genesis 32:26 And he saide, Let me goe, for the morning appeareth. Who answered, I will not let thee go except thou blesse me. Genesis 32:27 Then said he vnto him, What is thy name? And he said, Iaakob. Genesis 32:28 Then said he, Thy name shalbe called Iaakob no more, but Israel: because thou hast had power with God, thou shalt also preuaile with men. Genesis 32:29 Then Iaakob demaded, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name; he said, Wherefore now doest thou aske my name? & he blessed him there Genesis 32:30 And Iaakob called the name of the place, Peniel: for, saide he, I haue seene God face to face, and my life is preserued.
Genesis 32:31 And the sunne rose vp to him as he passed Peniel, and he halted vpon his thigh. Genesis 32:32 Therefore the children of Israel eate not of the sinewe that shranke in the hollowe of the thigh, vnto this day: because he touched the sinew that shranke in the holow of Iaakobs thigh.