Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God1 met him.
When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is the camp of God!"2 So he named that place Mahanaim.a33
Jacob sent messengers4 ahead of him to his brother Esau5 in the land of Seir,6 the country of Edom.74
He instructed them: "This is what you are to say to my master8 Esau: 'Your servant9 Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban10 and have remained there till now.
I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and goats, menservants and maidservants.11 Now I am sending this message to my lord,12 that I may find favor in your eyes.13' "