Genesis 32
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1And Jacob has gone on his way, and messengers of God come on him; 2and Jacob says, when he has seen them, “This [is] the camp of God”; and he calls the name of that place “Two Camps.”

3And Jacob sends messengers before him to his brother Esau, toward the land of Seir, the field of Edom, 4and commands them, saying, “Thus you say to my lord, to Esau, Thus said your servant Jacob: I have sojourned with Laban, and I linger until now; 5and I have ox, and donkey, flock, and manservant, and maidservant, and I send to declare to my lord, to find grace in his eyes.”

6And the messengers return to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother, to Esau, and he is also coming to meet you, and four hundred men with him”; 7and Jacob fears exceedingly, and is distressed, and he divides the people who [are] with him, and the flock, and the herd, and the camels, into two camps, 8and says, “If Esau comes to one camp, and has struck it—then the camp which is left has been for an escape.”

9And Jacob says, “God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, YHWH who says to me, Return to your land and to your family, and I do good with you: 10I have been unworthy of all the kind acts and of all the truth which You have done with your servant—for with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I have become two camps. 11Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I am fearing him, lest he come and has struck me—mother beside sons; 12and You have said, I certainly do good with you, and have set your seed as the sand of the sea, which is not numbered because of the multitude.”

13And he lodges there during that night, and takes from that which is coming into his hand, a present for his brother Esau: 14female goats two hundred, and male goats twenty, ewes two hundred, and rams twenty, 15suckling camels and their young ones thirty, cows forty, and bullocks ten, female donkeys twenty, and foals ten; 16and he gives into the hand of his servants every drove by itself, and says to his servants, “Pass over before me, and a space you put between drove and drove.” 17And he commands the first, saying, “When my brother Esau meets you, and has asked you, saying, Whose [are] you? And to where do you go? And whose [are] these before you? 18Then you have said, Your servant Jacob’s: it [is] a present sent to my lord, to Esau; and behold, he also [is] behind us.” 19And he commands also the second, also the third, also all who are going after the droves, saying, “According to this manner do you speak to Esau in your finding him, 20and you have also said, Behold, your servant Jacob [is] behind us”; for he said, “I pacify his face with the present which is going before me, and afterward I see his face; it may be he lifts up my face”; 21and the present passes over before his face, and he has lodged during that night in the camp.

22And he rises in that night, and takes his two wives, and his two maidservants, and his eleven children, and passes over the passage of Jabbok; 23and he takes them, and causes them to pass over the brook, and he causes that which he has to pass over.

24And Jacob is left alone, and One wrestles with him until the ascending of the dawn; 25and He sees that He is not able for him, and He comes against the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh is disjointed in his wrestling with Him; 26and He says, “Send Me away, for the dawn has ascended”: and he says, “I do not send You away, except You have blessed me.” 27And He says to him, “What [is] your name?” And he says, “Jacob.” 28And He says, “Your name is no longer called Jacob, but Israel; for you have reigned with God and with men, and prevail.” 29And Jacob asks and says, “Please declare Your Name”; and He says, “Why [is] this, you ask for My Name?” And He blesses him there. 30And Jacob calls the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is delivered”; 31and the sun rises on him when he has passed over Penuel, and he is halting on his thigh; 32therefore the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew which shrank, which [is] on the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because He came against the hollow of Jacob’s thigh, against the sinew which shrank.


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Genesis 31
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