He commanded the foremost, saying, "When Esav, my brother, meets you, and asks you, saying, 'Whose are you? Where are you going? Whose are these before you?'
Then you shall say, 'They are your servant, Ya`akov's. It is a present sent to my lord, Esav. Behold, he also is behind us.'"
He commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, "This is how you shall speak to Esav, when you find him.
You shall say, 'Not only that, but behold, your servant, Ya`akov, is behind us.'" For, he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me."
So the present passed over before him: and he himself lodged that night in the camp.
He rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two handmaids, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of the Yabbok.
He took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.
Ya`akov was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.
When he saw that he didn't prevail against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Ya`akov's thigh was strained, as he wrestled.
The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Ya`akov said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me."
He said to him, "What is your name?" He said, "Ya`akov."