1 Now as Jacob went on his way, athe angels of God met him.
4 He also commanded them saying, “Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: ‘Thus says your servant Jacob, “I have sojourned with Laban, and astayed until now;
6 The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and furthermore ahe is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.”
7 Then Jacob was agreatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;
8 for he said, “If Esau comes to the one company and 1attacks it, then the company which is left will escape.”
17 He commanded the 1one in front, saying, “When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, saying, ‘To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and to whom do these animals in front of you belong?’
20 and you shall say, ‘Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.’ ” For he said, “I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me.”
22 Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the aJabbok.
24 Then Jacob was left alone, and a man awrestled with him until daybreak.
26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “aI will not let you go unless you bless me.”
29 Then aJacob asked him and said, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And he blessed him there.
31 Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over aPenuel, and he was limping on his thigh.
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