And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a spacebetwixtdroveanddrove.17
And he commanded the foremost,saying , When Esau my brother meeteth thee , and asketh thee , saying , Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
Then thou shalt say , They be thy servantJacob's; it is a presentsent unto my lordEsau: and, behold, also he is behind us.19
And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves,saying , On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
And say yemoreover, Behold, thy servantJacob is behind us. For he said , I will appeasehim with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.a21
So went the presentover before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.22
And he rose up that night, and took his twowives, and his twowomenservants, and his elevensons, and passed over the fordJabbok.23
And he took them , and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breakingb of the day.25
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob'sthigh was out of joint , as he wrestled with him.
And he said , Let me go , for the daybreaketh . And he said , I will not let thee go , except thou bless me.