Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Genesis 32

Jacob's vision at Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:1 When, Jacob, had gone on his way, there met him, messengers of God. Genesis 32:2 And Jacob said, when he saw them, the camp of God, is this! So he called the name of that place, Mahanaim.

His message to Esau.

Genesis 32:3 Then did Jacob send messengers before him, unto Esau his brother,—to the land of Seir, the field of Edom. Genesis 32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus, shall ye say to my lord, to Esau, Thus, saith thy servant Jacob, With Laban, have I sojourned, and tarried until, now: Genesis 32:5 And I have oxen and asses, flocks and men-servants and maid-servants, So I must needs send to tell my lord, that I might find favour in thine eyes.

He is afraid of Esau's coming.

Genesis 32:6 And the messengers returned unto Jacob, saying,—We came in unto thy brother, unto Esau, moreover also, he is on his way to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. Genesis 32:7 Then was Jacob greatly afraid, and in distress. So he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two camps. Genesis 32:8 And he said, Should Esau come upon the one camp, and smite it, yet shall the camp that is left escape.

He prayeth for deliverance.

Genesis 32:9 And Jacob said, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac,—Yahweh, who wast saying unto me,—Return to thy land and to thy kindred, that I may deal well with thee;— Genesis 32:10 I am too small for all the lovingkindnesses, and for all the faithfulness, which thou hast done unto thy servant,—For, with my staff, passed I over this Jordan, But, now, have I become two camps. Genesis 32:11 Deliver me, I pray thee, out of the hand of my brother, out of the hand of Esau,—for, I, am afraid, of him, lest he come in and smite—mother, as well as sons! Genesis 32:12 But, thou thyself, saidst,—I will, deal well, with thee,—So will I make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which is not to be counted, for multitude.

He sendeth a present to Esau.

Genesis 32:13 And he tarried there that night, and took of that which came to his hand, a present for Esau his brother:— Genesis 32:14 She-goats, two hundred; And he-goats, twenty; Ewes, two hundred; And rams, twenty; Genesis 32:15 Milch camels, with their colts, thirty; Cows, forty; And bulls, ten; She-asses, twenty; And young he-asses, ten. Genesis 32:16 And he gave them into the hand of his servants, each drove by itself,—and said unto his servants—Pass over before me, and, a breathing-space, shall ye put betwixt drove and drove. Genesis 32:17 And he commanded the first one, saying: When Esau my brother shall fall in with thee, and shall ask thee, saying, Whose art, thou? and whither wouldst thou go? and to whom belong these before thee? Genesis 32:18 then shalt thou say, To thy servant Jacob: It is, a present, sent to my lord, to Esau; And behold, he himself also, is behind us. Genesis 32:19 And he commanded the second also, and the third, yea all that were going on behind the droves, saying,—According to this word, shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him. Genesis 32:20 Then shall ye say, Also, lo! thy servant Jacob, is behind us. For he said: I must pacify him with the present that goeth on before me, And, after that, will I see his face: Peradventure he will accept me. Genesis 32:21 So the present passed over before him,—whereas, he himself, tarried that night in the camp. Genesis 32:22 And he arose in that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven sons,—and passed over the ford of Jabbok. Genesis 32:23 So he took them, and sent them over the brook,—and sent over that which he had.

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

Genesis 32:24 And Jacob was left alone,—and there wrestled a man with him, until the uprisings of the dawn. Genesis 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 put out of joint, as he wrestled with him. Genesis 32:26 Then said he—Let me go, for uprisen hath the dawn. And he said: I will not let thee go,—except, thou have blessed me. Genesis 32:27 Then he said unto him—What is thy name? And he said—Jacob. Genesis 32:28 Then he said—Not Jacob, shall thy name be called any more, but, Israel,—For thou hast contended with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Genesis 32:29 Then asked Jacob and said, Do, I pray thee, tell me thy name! And he said—Wherefore now, shouldest thou ask for my name? And he blessed him there. Genesis 32:30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; For I saw God, face to face; and my soul was delivered.

He halteth.

Genesis 32:31 And the sun rose on him as soon as he had passed over Penuel,—he, moreover, was halting upon his thigh. Genesis 32:32 For this cause, the sons of Israel eat not of the nerve of the large hip-sinew, which is by the hollow of the thigh, until this day,—because he touched the hollow of the thigh of Jacob, in the nerve of the hip-sinew.

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