9Jacob said, "LORD, God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I'll make sure things go well for you,'10I don't deserve how loyal and truthful you've been to your servant. I went away across the Jordan with just my staff, but now I've become two camps.11Save me from my brother Esau! I'm afraid he will come and kill me, the mothers, and their children.12You were the one who told me, ‘I will make sure things go well for you, and I will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, so many you won't be able to count them.'"13Jacob spent that night there. From what he had acquired, he set aside a gift for his brother Esau:
21So Jacob sent the gift ahead of him, but he spent that night in the camp.22Jacob got up during the night, took his two wives, his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed the Jabbok River's shallow water.23He took them and everything that belonged to him, and he helped them cross the river.24But Jacob stayed apart by himself, and a man wrestled with him until dawn broke.25When the man saw that he couldn't defeat Jacob, he grabbed Jacob's thigh and tore a muscle in Jacob's thigh as he wrestled with him.26The man said, "Let me go because the dawn is breaking." But Jacob said, "I won't let you go until you bless me."27He said to Jacob, "What's your name?" and he said, "Jacob."28Then he said, "Your name won't be Jacob any longer, but Israel, because you struggled with God and with men and won."29Jacob also asked and said, "Tell me your name." But he said, "Why do you ask for my name?" and he blessed Jacob there.30Jacob named the place Peniel,"because I've seen God face-to-face, and my life has been saved."