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Genesis 32

Jacob's vision at Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:1 But Iacob went forth on his iourney. And the Angels of God came, & met hym. Genesis 32:2 And when Iacob sawe them, he said thys is Goddes hoost: & called the name of þt same place Mahanaim.

His message to Esau.

Genesis 32:3 And Iacob sente messengers before him to Esau his brother, vnto þe land of Seir & the felde of Edom. Genesis 32:4 And he commaunded them sayinge. Thus shall ye speake to my Lord Esau: thy seruaunte Iacob sayth thus: I haue sogeorned & bene a straunger wyth Laban vnto thys tyme Genesis 32:5 and haue oxen, asses & shepe men seruauntes and wemenseruauntes, and haue sent to shewe it my Lorde, that I may fynde grace in thy syghte.

He is afraid of Esau's coming.

Genesis 32:6 And the messengers came agayne to Iacob saying: we came vnto thy brother Esau, and he commeth agaynst the & hath .iiii. hundreth men wt hym. Genesis 32:7 But Iacob was greatly afrayed, and wyst not whych waye to turne hym selfe, and deuyded the people that was wyth hym & the shepe, & oxen & camels, into .ii. companyes: Genesis 32:8 & sayd: If Esau come to the one parte & smyte it, the other shall saue it selfe.

He prayeth for deliverance.

Genesis 32:9 And Iacob sayde agayne: O God of my father Abraham; & God of my father Isahac: Lorde whych saydest vnto me returne vnto thy countre and to thy kynred, & I wyll do all well wyth the. Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the leaste of all the mercyes and truthe whych thou hast shewed vnto thy seruaunte. For wyth my staf came I ouer thys Iordane, & now haue I gotten .ii. droues. Genesis 32:11 Delyuer me from the handes of my brother Esau: for I feare hym: lest he wyll come and smyte the mother wyth the chyldren. Genesis 32:12 Thou saydest: I wyll surely do the good, & make thy seed as the sande of the see, which can not be nombred for multytude.

He sendeth a present to Esau.

Genesis 32:13 And he taryed there that same nyghte, & toke of that whych came to hande, a present, for Esau hys brother Genesis 32:14 .ii. hundred she goates & .xx. he goates .ii. hundred shepe and .xx. rammes: Genesis 32:15 thyrtye mylch camels wyth theyr coltes .xl. kyne, & .x. bulles .xx. she asses & ten foles: Genesis 32:16 and delyuered them into the hande of hys seruaunes euery droue by them selues, and sayde vnto hys seruauntes: go forth before me, and put a space betwyxte, droue, & droue. Genesis 32:17 And he commaunded þe formost sayinge. If Esau my brother mete the and aske the sayinge: whose art thou, and whyther goest thou: & whose are these that goo before the? Genesis 32:18 thou shalt saye, they be thy seruaunte Iacobs, and it is a present sent vnto my Lord Esau, and beholde, he hym selfe commeth after vs: Genesis 32:19 And so commaunded he the seconde, and the thyrde, and all that folowed the droues sayinge of thys maner se that ye speake vnto Esau when ye mete hym Genesis 32:20 and saye moreouer: thy seruaunte Iacob also commeth after vs, for he sayde: I wyll pease his wrath with þe present that goeth before me, and afterward I wyll see hym my selfe, yf peraduenture he wyll receaue me to grace: Genesis 32:21 So went the present before hym and he taryed all that nyght in the company, and rose vp the same nyghte, Genesis 32:22 and toke hys two wyues and hys two maydens, and hys eleuen sonnes, and went ouer the foorde Iabok Genesis 32:23 And he toke them and sent them ouer the ryuer, and sent ouer that he had,

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

Genesis 32:24 and taried behinde hym selfe alone. And there wrastled a man wyth hym vnto the breakynge of the daye. Genesis 32:25 And when he sawe that he coulde not preuayle against hym, he smote hym vnder the thye, and the senowe of Iacobs thye shranke, as he wrastled wyth hym. Genesis 32:26 And he sayde: let me goo, for the daye breaketh. Which answered: I wyll not let the goo, excepte thou blesse me. Genesis 32:27 And he sayde vnto hym: what is thy name? He answered: Iacob. Genesis 32:28 He sayde: thou shalt be called Iacob nomore, but Israell. For as a prynce hast thou wrastled wyth God: and wyth man, and hast preuayled. Genesis 32:29 And Iacob asked hym sayinge: tell me thy name. And he sayde, wherfore dost thou so aske after my name? and he blessed hym there. Genesis 32:30 And Iacob called the name of þe place Pheniel, for I haue sene God face to face, & my lyfe is preserued.

He halteth.

Genesis 32:31 And as he went ouer Pheniel, the sonne rose vpon hym, and he halted vpon hys thye. Genesis 32:32 And therfore is it that the chyldren of Israell eate not of the senow that shranke in that place of the thye, vnto thys daye: because that he touched the place of Iacobs thye in the senow that shroncke.

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