Genesis 32:1-5 NIV

Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau

1 Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God1 met him.

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2 When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is the camp of God!"2 So he named that place Mahanaim.a3

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    • a 32:2 - "Mahanaim" means "two camps."
      3 Jacob sent messengers4 ahead of him to his brother Esau5 in the land of Seir,6 the country of Edom.7

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      4 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.

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      5 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' "

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