Bible: Gen 32:1-13

Jacob Wrestles at Peniel

32:1 So Jacob went on his way and the angels of God 1  met him. 32:2 When Jacob saw them, he exclaimed, 2  “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim. 3 

32:3 Jacob sent messengers on ahead 4  to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the region 5  of Edom. 32:4 He commanded them, “This is what you must say to my lord Esau: ‘This is what your servant 6  Jacob says: I have been staying with Laban until now. 32:5 I have oxen, donkeys, sheep, and male and female servants. I have sent 7  this message 8  to inform my lord, so that I may find favor in your sight.’

32:6 The messengers returned to Jacob and said, “We went to your brother Esau. He is coming to meet you and has four hundred men with him.” 32:7 Jacob was very afraid and upset. So he divided the people who were with him into two camps, as well as the flocks, herds, and camels. 32:8 If Esau attacks one camp,” 9  he thought, 10 then the other camp will be able to escape.” 11 

32:9 Then Jacob prayed, 12  “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O Lord, you said 13  to me, ‘Return to your land and to your relatives and I will make you prosper.’ 14  32:10 I am not worthy of all the faithful love 15  you have shown 16  your servant. With only my walking stick 17  I crossed the Jordan, 18  but now I have become two camps. 32:11 Rescue me, 19  I pray, from the hand 20  of my brother Esau, 21  for I am afraid he will come 22  and attack me, as well as the mothers with their children. 23  32:12 But you 24  said, ‘I will certainly make you prosper 25  and will make 26  your descendants like the sand on the seashore, too numerous to count.’ 27 

32:13 Jacob 28  stayed there that night. Then he sent 29  as a gift 30  to his brother Esau

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