Now as Jacobwent on his way, 1the angels of Godmet him.
2Jacobsaidwhen he saw them, "This is God'sacamp." So he named that placeb2Mahanaim.
Then Jacob3sentmessengersbefore him to his brotherEsau in the land of 4Seir, the ccountry of 5Edom.
He also commanded them saying, "Thus you shall say to my lordEsau: 'Thussays your servantJacob, "I have sojourned with Laban, and 6stayeduntilnow;
57I haveoxen and donkeys and flocks and male and femaleservants ; and I have sent to tell my lord, 8that I may findfavor in your sight.""'
The messengersreturned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brotherEsau, and furthermore9he is coming to meet you, and fourhundredmen are with him."
Then Jacob was 10greatlyafraid and distressed; and he divided the peoplewho were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into twocompanies;
for he said, "IfEsaucomes to the onecompany and dattacks it, then the company which is left will escape."
9Jacobsaid, "O 11God of my fatherAbraham and God of my fatherIsaac, O LORD, who said to me, '12Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will eprosper you,'
10fI am unworthy13of all the lovingkindness and of all the gfaithfulnesswhich You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossedthisJordan, and now I have becometwocompanies.