32:1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is] God's host: and
he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
32:3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother,
to the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
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:
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.
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.
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;
32:8 And said, If Esau shall come to the one company, and smite
it, then the other company which is left, will escape.
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;
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
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.
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
32:13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that
which came to his hand a present 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 cows and ten
bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.
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.
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
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]
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.
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.
32:21 So the present went over before him; and he himself lodged
that night in the company.
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
32:23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent
over that which he had.
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
touched the hollow of his thigh: and the hollow of Jacob's
thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
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.
32:27 And he said to him, What [is] thy name? And he said,
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.
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.
32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have
seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he
halted upon his thigh.
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.