32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of Eloheem
32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is]
Eloheem's host and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his
brother unto the
land of Seir, the country of Edom.
32:4 And he commanded them, saying, This shall you speak unto
my lord Esau ; Your servant Jacob said thus, I have stayed temporarily
with Laban, and stayed there until now
32:5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and
womenservants and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in your sight.
32:6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came
to your brother Esau, and also he comes to meet you, and four
hundred men [are] with him.
32:7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed and he divided the people that [was]
with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two
32:8 And said, If Esau comes to the one company, and strike
it, then the other company which is left shall escape.
32:9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of
my father Isaac, Yehovah which said unto me, Return unto your
country, and to your kindred, and I will deal well with you
32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of
all the truth, which you have shown unto your servant ; for with
my staff I passed over this Jordan ; and now I am become two
32:11 Please deliver me, from the hand of my brother, from
the hand of Esau for I fear him, unless he will come and strike me,
[and] the mother with the children.
32:12 And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as
the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Jacob sends a present to Esau
32:13 And he remained there that night ; and took a present from what came into his hand, for Esau his brother ;
32:14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred
ewes, and twenty rams,
32:15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and
ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
32:16 And he gave [them] into the hand of his
servants, every drove by themselves ; and said unto his servants,
Pass over before me, and put a space between drove and drove.
32:17 And he commanded the first ones, saying, When Esau my
brother meet you, and ask you, saying, Whose [are] you?
and whither go you? and whose [are] these before you?
32:18 Then you will say, Your servant Jacob's ; it [is]
a present sent unto my lord Esau and, behold, also he [is]
32:19 And he also commanded the second, also the third, and
even all ones that followed after the droves, saying, you shall
speak unto Esau, when you find him.
32:20 And you shall also say, Behold, your servant Jacob [is]
behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that
goes before me, and afterward I will see his face ; perhaps he
will accept of me.
32:21 So went the present over before him and himself
remained that night in the camp.
32:22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and
his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
32:23 And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and
sent over that which was his
Jacob wrestles with an angel
32:24 And Jacob was left alone ; and there wrestled a Man
with him until the breaking of the day.
32:25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he
struck the hip-socket; and Jacob's hip-socket was out of joint,
as he wrestled with him.
32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he
said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.
32:27 And he said unto him, What [is] your name ?
And he said, Jacob.
32:28 And he said, your name shall be called no more Jacob,
but Israel for as a prince has you power with Eloheem and with
men, and has prevailed.
32:29 And Jacob asked [him], and said, Please reveal
Your name. And he said, Why this [that] you inquire
about my name ? And he blessed him there.
32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel for I have seen Eloheem face to face, and my life is preserved.
32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and
he was limping on his hip-socket.
32:32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not [of]
the sinew of the thigh, which [is] upon the hip-socket,
unto this day because he struck the hip-socket of Jacob, the
sinew the thigh.
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6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25||Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40
41 || Chapter 42 || Chapter 43 || Chapter
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49 || Chapter 50