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Genesis 32 (WEBP)

[1] Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
[2] When he saw them, Jacob said, “This is God’s army.” He called the name of that place Mahanaim.°
[3] Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
[4] He commanded them, saying, “This is what you shall tell my lord, Esau: ‘This is what your servant, Jacob, says. I have lived as a foreigner with Laban, and stayed until now.
[5] I have cattle, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight.’ ”
[6] The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau. He is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.”
[7] Then Jacob was greatly afraid and was distressed. He divided the people who were with him, along with the flocks, the herds, and the camels, into two companies.
[8] He said, “If Esau comes to the one company, and strikes it, then the company which is left will escape.”
[9] Jacob said, “God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Yahweh, who said to me, ‘Return to your country, and to your relatives, and I will do you good,’
[10] I am not worthy of the least of all the loving kindnesses, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with just my staff I crossed over this Jordan; and now I have become two companies.
[11] Please deliver me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and strike me and the mothers with the children.
[12] You said, ‘I will surely do you good, and make your offspring as the sand of the sea, which can’t be counted because there are so many.’ ”
[13] He stayed there that night, and took from that which he had with him a present for Esau, his brother:
[14] two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
[15] thirty milk camels and their colts, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.
[16] He delivered them into the hands of his servants, every herd by itself, and said to his servants, “Pass over before me, and put a space between herd and herd.”
[17] He commanded the foremost, saying, “When Esau, my brother, meets you, and asks you, saying, ‘Whose are you? Where are you going? Whose are these before you?’
[18] Then you shall say, ‘They are your servant, Jacob’s. It is a present sent to my lord, Esau. Behold, he also is behind us.’ ”
[19] He commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the herds, saying, “This is how you shall speak to Esau, when you find him.
[20] You shall say, ‘Not only that, but behold, your servant, Jacob, is behind us.’ ” For, he said, “I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me.”
[21] So the present passed over before him, and he himself stayed that night in the camp.
[22] He rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of the Jabbok.
[23] He took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.
[24] Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.
[25] When he saw that he didn’t prevail against him, the man touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was strained as he wrestled.
[26] The man said, “Let me go, for the day breaks.” Jacob said, “I won’t let you go unless you bless me.”
[27] He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob”.
[28] He said, “Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed.”
[29] Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” He said, “Why is it that you ask what my name is?” So he blessed him there.
[30] Jacob called the name of the place Peniel;° for he said, “I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”
[31] The sun rose on him as he passed over Peniel, and he limped because of his thigh.
[32] Therefore the children of Israel don’t eat the sinew of the hip, which is on the hollow of the thigh, to this day, because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew of the hip.

Genesis 32:2 “Mahanaim” means “two camps”.
Genesis 32:30 Peniel means “face of God”.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Genesis 32 (KJVS)

[1] And Jacob H3290 went H1980 (8804) on his way H1870, and the angels H4397 of God H430 met H6293 (8799) him.
[2] And when Jacob H3290 saw them H7200 (8804), he said H559 (8799), This [is] God’s H430 host H4264: and he called H7121 (8799) the name H8034 of that place H4725 Mahanaim H4266.
[3] And Jacob H3290 sent H7971 (8799) messengers H4397 before him H6440 to Esau H6215 his brother H251 unto the land H776 of Seir H8165, the country H7704 of Edom H123.
[4] And he commanded H6680 (8762) them, saying H559 (8800), Thus shall ye speak H559 (8799) unto my lord H113 Esau H6215; Thy servant H5650 Jacob H3290 saith H559 (8804) thus, I have sojourned H1481 (8804) with Laban H3837, and stayed there H309 (8799) until now:
[5] And I have oxen H7794, and asses H2543, flocks H6629, and menservants H5650, and womenservants H8198: and I have sent H7971 (8799) to tell H5046 (8687) my lord H113, that I may find H4672 (8800) grace H2580 in thy sight H5869.
[6] And the messengers H4397 returned H7725 (8799) to Jacob H3290, saying H559 (8800), We came H935 (8804) to thy brother H251 Esau H6215, and also he cometh H1980 (8802) to meet thee H7125 (8800), and four hundred H3967 men H376 with him.
[7] Then Jacob H3290 was greatly H3966 afraid H3372 (8799) and distressed H3334 (8799): and he divided H2673 (8799) the people H5971 that [was] with him, and the flocks H6629, and herds H1241, and the camels H1581, into two H8147 bands H4264;
[8] And said H559 (8799), If Esau H6215 come H935 (8799) to the one H259 company H4264, and smite it H5221 (8689), then the other company H4264 which is left H7604 (8737) shall escape H6413.
[9] And Jacob H3290 said H559 (8799), O God H430 of my father H1 Abraham H85, and God H430 of my father H1 Isaac H3327, the LORD H3068 which saidst H559 (8802) unto me, Return H7725 (8798) unto thy country H776, and to thy kindred H4138, and I will deal well H3190 (8686) with thee:
[10] I am not worthy of the least H6994 (8804) of all the mercies H2617, and of all the truth H571, which thou hast shewed H6213 (8804) unto thy servant H5650; for with my staff H4731 I passed over H5674 (8804) this Jordan H3383; and now I am become two H8147 bands H4264.
[11] Deliver me H5337 (8685), I pray thee, from the hand H3027 of my brother H251, from the hand H3027 of Esau H6215: for I fear H3373 him, lest he will come H935 (8799) and smite me H5221 (8689), [and] the mother H517 with H5921 the children H1121.
[12] And thou saidst H559 (8804), I will surely H3190 (8687) do thee good H3190 (8686), and make H7760 (8804) thy seed H2233 as the sand H2344 of the sea H3220, which cannot be numbered H5608 (8735) for multitude H7230.
[13] And he lodged H3885 (8799) there that same night H3915; and took H3947 (8799) of that which came H935 (8802) to his hand H3027 a present H4503 for Esau H6215 his brother H251;
[14] Two hundred H3967 she goats H5795, and twenty H6242 he goats H8495, two hundred H3967 ewes H7353, and twenty H6242 rams H352,
[15] Thirty H7970 milch H3243 (8688) camels H1581 with their colts H1121, forty H705 kine H6510, and ten H6235 bulls H6499, twenty H6242 she asses H860, and ten H6235 foals H5895.
[16] And he delivered H5414 (8799) [them] into the hand H3027 of his servants H5650, every drove H5739 by themselves; and said H559 (8799) unto his servants H5650, Pass over H5674 (8798) before me H6440, and put H7760 (8799) a space H7305 betwixt H996 drove H5739 and H996 drove H5739.
[17] And he commanded H6680 (8762) the foremost H7223, saying H559 (8800), When Esau H6215 my brother H251 meeteth thee H6298 (8799), and asketh thee H7592 (8804), saying H559 (8800), Whose [art] thou? and whither goest H3212 (8799) thou? and whose [are] these before H6440 thee?
[18] Then thou shalt say H559 (8804), [They be] thy servant H5650 Jacob’s H3290; it [is] a present H4503 sent H7971 (8803) unto my lord H113 Esau H6215: and, behold, also he [is] behind us H310.
[19] And so H1571 commanded he H6680 (8762) the second H8145, and the third H7992, and all that followed H1980 (8802) H310 the droves H5739, saying H559 (8800), On this manner H1697 shall ye speak H1696 (8762) unto Esau H6215, when ye find H4672 (8800) him.
[20] And say ye H559 (8804) moreover H1571, Behold, thy servant H5650 Jacob H3290 [is] behind us H310. For he said H559 (8804), I will appease H3722 (8762) him H6440 with the present H4503 that goeth H1980 (8802) before me H6440, and afterward H310 I will see H7200 (8799) his face H6440; peradventure he will accept H5375 (8799) of me H6440.
[21] So went H5674 the present H4503 over H5674 (8799) before him H6440: and himself lodged H3885 (8804) that night H3915 in the company H4264.
[22] And he rose up H6965 (8799) that night H3915, and took H3947 (8799) his two H8147 wives H802, and his two H8147 womenservants H8198, and his eleven H6240 H259 sons H3206, and passed over H5674 (8799) the ford H4569 Jabbok H2999.
[23] And he took them H3947 (8799), and sent them over H5674 (8686) the brook H5158, and sent over H5674 (8686) that he had.
[24] And Jacob H3290 was left H3498 (8735) alone; and there wrestled H79 (8735) a man H376 with him until the breaking H5927 (8800) of the day H7837.
[25] And when he saw H7200 (8799) that he prevailed H3201 (8804) not against him, he touched H5060 (8799) the hollow of his thigh H3409; and the hollow H3709 of Jacob’s H3290 thigh H3409 was out of joint H3363 (8799), as he wrestled H79 (8736) with him.
[26] And he said H559 (8799), Let me go H7971 (8761), for the day H7837 breaketh H5927 (8804). And he said H559 (8799), I will not let thee go H7971 (8762), except H518 thou bless H1288 (8765) me.
[27] And he said H559 (8799) unto him, What [is] thy name H8034? And he said H559 (8799), Jacob H3290.
[28] And he said H559 (8799), Thy name H8034 shall be called H559 (8735) no more Jacob H3290, but Israel H3478: for as a prince hast thou power H8280 (8804) with God H430 and with men H582, and hast prevailed H3201 (8799).
[29] And Jacob H3290 asked H7592 (8799) [him], and said H559 (8799), Tell H5046 (8685) [me], I pray thee, thy name H8034. And he said H559 (8799), Wherefore [is] it H2088 [that] thou dost ask H7592 (8799) after my name H8034? And he blessed H1288 (8762) him there.
[30] And Jacob H3290 called H7121 (8799) the name H8034 of the place H4725 Peniel H6439: for I have seen H7200 (8804) God H430 face H6440 to face H6440, and my life H5315 is preserved H5337 (8735).
[31] And as he passed over H5674 (8804) Penuel H6439 the sun H8121 rose H2224 (8799) upon him, and he halted H6760 (8802) upon his thigh H3409.
[32] Therefore the children H1121 of Israel H3478 eat H398 (8799) not [of] the sinew H1517 which shrank H5384, which [is] upon the hollow H3709 of the thigh H3409, unto this day H3117: because he touched H5060 (8804) the hollow H3709 of Jacob’s H3290 thigh H3409 in the sinew H1517 that shrank H5384.

Young’s Literal Translation

Genesis 32 (YLT)

[1] And Jacob hath gone on his way, and messengers of God come upon him;
[2] and Jacob saith, when he hath seen them, ‘This is the camp of God;’ and he calleth the name of that place ‘Two Camps.’
[3] And Jacob sendeth messengers before him unto Esau his brother, towards the land of Seir, the field of Edom,
[4] and commandeth them, saying, ‘Thus do ye say to my lord, to Esau: Thus said thy servant Jacob, With Laban I have sojourned, and I tarry until now;
[5] and I have ox, and ass, flock, and man-servant, and maid-servant, and I send to declare to my lord, to find grace in his eyes.’
[6] And the messengers turn back unto Jacob, saying, ‘We came in unto thy brother, unto Esau, and he also is coming to meet thee, and four hundred men with him;’
[7] and Jacob feareth exceedingly, and is distressed, and he divideth the people who are with him, and the flock, and the herd, and the camels, into two camps,
[8] and saith, ‘If Esau come in unto the one camp, and have smitten it-then the camp which is left hath been for an escape.’
[9] And Jacob saith, ‘God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Jehovah who saith unto me, Turn back to thy land, and to thy kindred, and I do good with thee:
[10] I have been unworthy of all the kind acts, and of all the truth which Thou hast done with thy servant-for, with my staff I passed over this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.
[11] ‘Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I am fearing him, less he come and have smitten me-mother beside sons;
[12] and Thou-Thou hast said, I certainly do good with thee, and have set thy seed as the sand of the sea, which is not numbered because of the multitude.’
[13] And he lodgeth there during that night, and taketh from that which is coming into his hand, a present for Esau his brother:
[14] she-goats two hundred, and he-goats twenty, ewes two hundred, and rams twenty,
[15] suckling camels and their young ones thirty, cows forty, and bullocks ten, she-asses twenty, and foals ten;
[16] and he giveth into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and saith unto his servants, ‘Pass over before me, and a space ye do put between drove and drove.’
[17] And he commandeth the first, saying, ‘When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and hath asked thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
[18] then thou hast said, Thy servant Jacob’s: it is a present sent to my lord, to Esau; and lo, he also is behind us.’
[19] And he commandeth also the second, also the third, also all who are going after the droves, saying, ‘According to this manner do ye speak unto Esau in your finding him,
[20] and ye have said also, Lo, thy servant Jacob is behind us;’ for he said, ‘I pacify his face with the present which is going before me, and afterwards I see his face; it may be he lifteth up my face;’
[21] and the present passeth over before his face, and he hath lodged during that night in the camp.
[22] And he riseth in that night, and taketh his two wives, and his two maid-servants, and his eleven children, and passeth over the passage of Jabbok;
[23] and he taketh them, and causeth them to pass over the brook, and he causeth that which he hath to pass over.
[24] And Jacob is left alone, and one wrestleth with him till the ascending of the dawn;
[25] and he seeth that he is not able for him, and he cometh against the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh is disjointed in his wrestling with him;
[26] and he saith, ‘Send me away, for the dawn hath ascended:’ and he saith, ‘I send thee not away, except thou hast blessed me.’
[27] And he saith unto him, ‘What is thy name?’ and he saith, ‘Jacob.’
[28] And he saith, ‘Thy name is no more called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast been a prince with God and with men, and dost prevail.’
[29] And Jacob asketh, and saith, ‘Declare, I pray thee, thy name;’ and he saith, ‘Why is this, thou askest for My name?’ and He blesseth him there.
[30] And Jacob calleth the name of the place Peniel: for ‘I have seen God face unto face, and my life is delivered;’
[31] and the sun riseth on him when he hath passed over Penuel, and he is halting on his thigh;
[32] therefore the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew which shrank, which is on the hollow of the thigh, unto this day, because He came against the hollow of Jacob’s thigh, against the sinew which shrank.