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Genesis Chapter 32

, -- ; , . 1 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them. And Laban departed, and returned unto his place.
, ; -, . 2 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
, ; - , . {} 3 And Jacob said when he saw them: 'This is God's camp.' And he called the name of that place Mahanaim. {P}
, - , , . 4 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
, , , : , , - , -. 5 And he commanded them, saying: 'Thus shall ye say unto my lord Esau: Thus saith thy servant Jacob: I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now.
- , ; , - . 6 And I have oxen, and asses and flocks, and men-servants and maid-servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thy sight.'
, , -, : -, -, , - . 7 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying: 'We came to thy brother Esau, and moreover he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.'
, ; - -, - - -- . 8 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. And he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and the herds, and the camels, into two camps.
, - - -- , . 9 And he said: 'If Esau come to the one camp, and smite it, then the camp which is left shall escape.'
, , , : , -- . 10 And Jacob said: 'O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who saidst unto me: Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will do thee good;
, -, , -: , - , , . 11 I am not worthy of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two camps.
, : - , --- , -. 12 Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and smite me, the mother with the children.
, ; - , - . 13 And Thou saidst: I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.'
, ; - , -- . 14 And he lodged there that night; and took of that which he had with him a present for Esau his brother:
, , , . 15 two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
, ; , , , . 16 thirty milch camels and their colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty she-asses and ten foals.
, -, , ; -, , , . 17 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself; and said unto his servants: 'Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.'
-, : , , - , . 18 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 thee?
, -- , ; -, . 19 then thou shalt say: They are thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord, even unto Esau; and, behold, he also is behind us.'
-, -, --, : -, . 20 And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying: 'In this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him;
-- , : - , , - , . 21 and ye shall say: 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 me.'
, -; -, . 22 So the present passed over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.
, - - , - , ; , . 23 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven children, and passed over the ford of the Jabbok.
--, -; , --. 24 And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.
, ; , . 25 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
, , , -; - , . 26 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 strained, as he wrestled with him.
, ; , -. 27 And he said: 'Let me go, for the day breaketh.' And he said: 'I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.'
, -; , . 28 And he said unto him: 'What is thy name?' And he said: 'Jacob.'
, --, -: - - -, . 29 And he said: 'Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.'
, - , , ; , . 30 And Jacob asked him, and said: 'Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.' And he said: 'Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?' And he blessed him there.
, : - -, . 31 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: 'for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.'
- , -; , -. 32 And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Peniel, and he limped upon his thigh.
- - - - , - , , : - , . 33 Therefore the children of Israel eat not the sinew of the thigh-vein which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day; because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh, even in the sinew of the thigh-vein.

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