He instructed the one in the lead: “When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to, and where are you going, and who owns all these animals in front of you?’
then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us.’ ”
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He also instructed the second, the third and all the others who followed the herds: “You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him.
And be sure to say, ‘Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.’ ” For he thought, “I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.”
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So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.
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That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
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After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.
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So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
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When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
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Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
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The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.
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