Genesis 32:7-17 NIV

7 In great fear1 and distress2 Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups,a3 and the flocks and herds and camels as well.

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    • b 32:7 - Or "camps"; also in verse 10
      8 He thought, "If Esau comes and attacks one group,b the groupc that is left may escape."

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          9 Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham,4 God of my father Isaac,5 O LORD, who said to me, 'Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,'6

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          10 I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness7 you have shown your servant. I had only my staff8 when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two groups.9

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          11 Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid10 he will come and attack me,11 and also the mothers with their children.12

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          12 But you have said, 'I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand13 of the sea, which cannot be counted.14' "

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          13 He spent the night there, and from what he had with him he selected a gift15 for his brother Esau:

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          14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,16

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          15 thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.17

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          16 He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to his servants, "Go ahead of me, and keep some space between the herds."18

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          17 He instructed the one in the lead: "When my brother Esau meets you and asks, 'To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and who owns all these animals in front of you?'