Genesis 32:1-10 NAS

Jacob's Fear of Esau

1 Now as Jacob went on his way, 1the angels of God met him.

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2 Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's acamp." So he named * that place b2Mahanaim.

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    • ˤ 32:2 - Or "company"
    • ˥ 32:2 - I.e. Two Camps, or Two Companies
      3 Then Jacob 3sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of 4Seir, the ccountry of 5Edom.

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      4 He also commanded them saying, "Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: 'Thus says your servant Jacob, "I have sojourned with Laban, and 6stayed until now;

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      5 7I have oxen and donkeys and flocks and male and female servants *; and I have sent to tell my lord, 8that I may find favor in your sight.""'

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      6 The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau, and furthermore 9he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him."

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      7 Then Jacob was 10greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies;

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      8 for he said, "If Esau comes to the one company and dattacks it, then the company which is left will escape."

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        • ˧ 32:8 - Lit "smites"
          9 Jacob said, "O 11God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, '12Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will eprosper you,'

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            • ˨ 32:9 - Lit "do good with you"
              10 fI am unworthy 13of all the lovingkindness and of all the gfaithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.

              References for Genesis 32:10

                • ˩ 32:10 - Lit "I am less than all"
                • ˪ 32:10 - Or "truth"