Genises Chapter 32

Genises 32:1 Jacob went on and there were angels of God who came to Jacob.

Genises 32:2 When Jacob saw the angels, Jacob said: This is a camp of God’s soldiers’ and he named that place Mahanaim.

Genises 32:3 Jacob sent a message to his brother Esau. Esau was in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.

Genises 32:4 Jacob told the men to tell his brother Esau: Sir, I am your servant Jacob and I have lived with Laban all these years.

Genises 32:5 Now I have oxen, donkeys, sheep, goats, slaves and slave women. I am sending you a message now. I want to know if you will be friendly and accept me back.

Genises 32:6 When the messengers came back to Jacob, they said to Jacob.  We went to your brother Esau. Esau is coming to meet you and He has 400 men with him.

Genises 32:7 Jacob became afraid and very worried. Jacob divided all the people who were with him into 2 groups, Jacob also divided all the sheep, goats, cattle and camels.

Genises 32:8 Jacob said: If Esau attacks one group, then the other group can flee.

Genises 32:9 Jacob prayed to God and said: God of my grandfather Abraham, God of my father Isaac, Lord, You told me to go back to my land and to my family and You said that You would be good to me.

Genises 32:10 I am not worthy but You were very good to me and You have done everything that You promised me. The first time I traveled across the Jordan River, I owned nothing but my walking stick. But now I own enough things to have two full groups.

Genises 32:11 Lord, please protect me from my brother Esau, because I am afraid of him. I am afraid that he will attack me and the women and children.

Genises 32:12 Lord, You have promised and said to me: I will be good to Jacob. I will make your descendants as many as the grains of sand of the sea. There will be so many that no one will be able to count them.

Genises 32:13 Jacob slept there that night. Jacob took some of his animals and he sent a gift to his brother Esau.

Genises 32:14 Jaco gift 200 was female goats and 20 male goats, 200 female sheep and 20 male sheep.

Genises 32:15 30 nursing camel and their calves, 40 cows and 10 bulls, and 20 donkey and 10 young donkey.

Genises 32:16 Jacob gave the animals to his servants. Jacob gave a flock of animals to each of them and he told them: Walk before me, but keep each flock of animals separate.

Genises 32:17 Jacob told his first servant: When my brother Esau comes to you and he asks you whose servant you are, where you are going and whose animals these are,

Genises 32:18 you must tell him: Sir, they belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift that Jacob sends to you, Esau. Jacob is also coming. Jacob is behind us.

Genises 32:19 Jacob said the same to the 2nd servant and the 3rd servant and to all the other servants who followed the flocks of animals. Jacon told them what they must say to Esau when they came to him.

Genises 32:20 They also had to say to Esau: Your servant Jacob is also coming. Jacob is behind us. Jacob said to himself: I am sending these gifts for Esau to make him friendly. When I come to him, maybe he will be friendly to me.

Genises 32:21 Jacob first sent the gifts to Esau and Jacob that night stayed in the camp.

Genises 32:22 Jacob got up that night. Jacob took his 2 wives, his 2 servant women and his 11 sons, and they went through the Jabbok River.

Genises 32:23 Jacob sent them through the river and then Jacob also sent his animals through the river.

Genises 32:24 Jacob stayed behind, and he was alone.  A Man came to him and wrestled with him until just before the sun came up the next day.

Genises 32:25 When the Man saw that He could not defeat Jacob, he touched Jacob’s leg and put it out of joint.

Genises 32:26 The Man said to Jacob:  Let Me go because the sun will be coming up and it is almost day.  But Jacob said to Him: You must first bless me, then I will let You go.

Genises 32:27 The Man asked Jacob: What is your name? And he said: Jacob.

Genesis 32:28 The Man said: Your name will no longer be Jacob. From now on you will be Israel. The name Israel means: You have wrestled with God and with people and you have won’.

Genises 32:29 Jacob asked: Please tell me your name. And the Man said: ‘Why do you ask what my name is? The Man blessed Jacob there.

Genises 32:30 Jacob named that place Peniel. Jacob said: At this place, I saw God face to face, but my life was spared.

Genises 32:31 The sun came up when Jacob went away from Peniel. Jacob could not walk well because his hip was hurt.

Genises 32:32 That is why the Israelites never eat the meat from the muscle in the hip bone of an animal, because the Man touched Jacob’s hip.