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Genesis 32

CEB 1 Jacob went on his way, and God's messengers approached him. NIV 1 Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. CEB 2 When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is God's camp," and he named that sacred place Mahanaim. NIV 2 When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim. CEB 3 Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau, toward the land of Seir, the open country of Edom. NIV 3 Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. CEB 4 He gave them these orders: "Say this to my master Esau. This is the message of your servant Jacob: ‘I've lived as an immigrant with Laban, where I've stayed till now. NIV 4 He instructed them: “This is what you are to say to my lord Esau: ‘Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now. CEB 5 I own cattle, donkeys, flocks, men servants, and women servants. I'm sending this message to my master now to ask that he be kind.'" NIV 5 I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and goats, male and female servants. Now I am sending this message to my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes.’ ” CEB 6 The messengers returned to Jacob and said, "We went out to your brother Esau, and he's coming to meet you with four hundred men." NIV 6 When the messengers returned to Jacob, they said, “We went to your brother Esau, and now he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.” CEB 7 Jacob was terrified and felt trapped, so he divided the people with him, and the flocks, cattle, and camels, into two camps. NIV 7 In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. CEB 8 He thought, If Esau meets the first camp and attacks it, at least one camp will be left to escape. NIV 8 He thought, “If Esau comes and attacks one group, the group that is left may escape.” CEB 9 Jacob 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,' NIV 9 Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, LORD, you who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,’ CEB 10 I 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. NIV 10 I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps. CEB 11 Save me from my brother Esau! I'm afraid he will come and kill me, the mothers, and their children. NIV 11 Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. CEB 12 You 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.'" NIV 12 But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’ ” CEB 13 Jacob spent that night there. From what he had acquired, he set aside a gift for his brother Esau: NIV 13 He spent the night there, and from what he had with him he selected a gift for his brother Esau: CEB 14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, NIV 14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, CEB 15 thirty nursing camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. NIV 15 thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. CEB 16 He separated these herds and gave them to his servants. He said to them, "Go ahead of me and put some distance between each of the herds." NIV 16 He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to his servants, “Go ahead of me, and keep some space between the herds.” CEB 17 He ordered the first group, "When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, ‘Who are you with? Where are you going? And whose herds are these in front of you?' NIV 17 He instructed the one in the lead: “When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to, and where are you going, and who owns all these animals in front of you?’ CEB 18 say, ‘They are your servant Jacob's, a gift sent to my master Esau. And Jacob is actually right behind us.'" NIV 18 then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us.’ ” CEB 19 He also ordered the second group, the third group, and everybody following the herds, "Say exactly the same thing to Esau when you find him. NIV 19 He also instructed the second, the third and all the others who followed the herds: “You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him. CEB 20 Say also, ‘Your servant Jacob is right behind us.'" Jacob thought, I may be able to pacify Esau with the gift I'm sending ahead. When I meet him, perhaps he will be kind to me. NIV 20 And be sure to say, ‘Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.’ ” For he thought, “I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.” CEB 21 So Jacob sent the gift ahead of him, but he spent that night in the camp. NIV 21 So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp. CEB 22 Jacob 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. NIV 22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. CEB 23 He took them and everything that belonged to him, and he helped them cross the river. NIV 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. CEB 24 But Jacob stayed apart by himself, and a man wrestled with him until dawn broke. NIV 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. CEB 25 When 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. NIV 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. CEB 26 The man said, "Let me go because the dawn is breaking." But Jacob said, "I won't let you go until you bless me." NIV 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” CEB 27 He said to Jacob, "What's your name?" and he said, "Jacob." NIV 27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. CEB 28 Then he said, "Your name won't be Jacob any longer, but Israel, because you struggled with God and with men and won." NIV 28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” CEB 29 Jacob also asked and said, "Tell me your name." But he said, "Why do you ask for my name?" and he blessed Jacob there. NIV 29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. CEB 30 Jacob named the place Peniel,"because I've seen God face-to-face, and my life has been saved." NIV 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” CEB 31 The sun rose as Jacob passed Penuel, limping because of his thigh. NIV 31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip. CEB 32 Therefore, Israelites don't eat the tendon attached to the thigh muscle to this day, because he grabbed Jacob's thigh muscle at the tendon. NIV 32 Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.

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