Genesis 32:1-21 KJV

1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
2 And when Jacob saw them , he said , This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.a

References for Genesis 32:2

    • ú 32:2 - Mahanaim: that is, Two hosts, or, camps
      3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the countryb of Edom.

      References for Genesis 32:3

        • û 32:3 - country: Heb. field
          4 And he commanded them, saying , Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
          5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
          6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying , We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee , and four hundred men with him.
          7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed : and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
          8 And said , If Esau come to the one company, and smite it , then the other company which is left shall escape.
          9 And Jacob said , O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
          10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
          11 Deliver me , I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me , and the mother withc the children.

          References for Genesis 32:11

            • ü 32:11 - with: Heb. upon
              12 And thou saidst , I will surely do thee good , and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
              13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
              14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
              16 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 space betwixt drove and drove.
              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?
              18 Then thou shalt say , They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: 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.
              20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said , I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.d

              References for Genesis 32:20

                • ý 32:20 - of me: Heb. my face
                  21 So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.