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Genesis 32

Jacob's vision at Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is] God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

His message to Esau.

Genesis 32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, to the land of Seir, the country of Edom. Genesis 32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak to my lord Esau: Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there till now: Genesis 32:5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and men-servants, and women-servants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

He is afraid of Esau's coming.

Genesis 32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. Genesis 32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid, and distressed: and he divided the people that [were] with him, and the flocks, and herds, and camels, into two bands; Genesis 32:8 And said, If Esau shall come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left, will escape.

He prayeth for deliverance.

Genesis 32:9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD who saidst to me, Return to thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee; Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shown to thy servant: for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I am become two bands. Genesis 32:11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he shall come and smite me, [and] the mother with the children. Genesis 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.

He sendeth a present to Esau.

Genesis 32:13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau, his brother; Genesis 32:14 Two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, Genesis 32:15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals. Genesis 32:16 And he delivered [them] into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said to his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove. Genesis 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? Genesis 32:18 Then thou shalt say, They [are] thy servant Jacob's: it [is] a present sent to my lord Esau: and behold also he [is] behind us. Genesis 32:19 And so he commanded the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, In this manner shall ye speak to Esau, when ye find him. Genesis 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. Genesis 32:21 So the present went over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the company. Genesis 32:22 And he arose that night, and took his two wives, and his two women-servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. Genesis 32:23 And 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 breaking of the day. 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 out of joint, as he wrestled with him. Genesis 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. Genesis 32:27 And he said to him, What [is] thy name? And he said, Jacob. Genesis 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. Genesis 32:29 And Jacob asked [him], and said, Tell [me], I pray thee, thy name: And he said, why [is] it [that] thou dost ask after my name? and he blessed him there. Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

He halteth.

Genesis 32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. Genesis 32:32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of] the sinew which shrunk, which [is] upon the hollow of the thigh, to this day; because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrunk.

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