1 And Jacob went on his way and the messengers of God met with him. 2 And Jacob will say when seeing them, This the camp of God: and he will call the name of that place the camps.
3 And Jacob will send messengers before his face to Esau his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Adam. 4 And he will command them, saying, Thus shall ye say to my lord to Esau, Thus thy servant Jacob said, With Laban I sojourned and lingered till now. 5 And there will be to me ox and ass, sheep and servant, and maid; and I shall send to announce to my lord to find grace in thine eyes.
6 And the messengers will turn back to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother, to Esau, and also he came to thy meeting, and four hundred men with him. 7 And Jacob will be greatly afraid and it will press upon him: and he will divide the people which were with him, and the sheep and the oxen, and the camels, into two camps. 8 And he will say, If Esau shall come to the one camp and smite it, and the remaining camp was to escape.
9 And Jacob will say, God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaak, Jehovah having said to me, Turn back to thy land and to thy family, and I will do well with thee. 10 I was little from all the kindness and from all the truth which thou didst to thy servant; for with my rod I passed over this Jordan, and now I became into two camps. 11 Take me away now from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I am afraid of him, lest he shall come and smite me, the mother upon the sons. 12 And thou saidst, Doing well I will do well with thee, and I set thy seed as the sand of the sea, which shall not be counted for multitude.
13 And he will pass the night them in that night, and he will take from what came into his hand, a gift to Esau his brother. 14 Two hundred she-goats, and twenty he-goats, two hundred sheep and twenty rams. 15 Camels giving suck, and their young, thirty; forty heifers and ten bulls; twenty she-asses and ten foals. 16 And he will give into the hand of his servants a flock, a flock itself alone; and he will say to his servants, Pass over before me, and ye shall put enlargement between flock and between flock.
17 And he will command the first, saying, When Esau my brother shall meet thee and ask thee saying, To whom thou? and whither wilt thou go? and to whom these before thee? 18 And thou saying, To thy servant, to Jacob: this a gift sent to my lord to Esau, and behold also he is behind us.
19 And he will command also the second, also the third, also all going behind the flocks, saying, According to this word shall ye speak to Esau in your finding him. 20 And ye said, Also behold thy servant Jacob behind us. For he said, I will appease his face with the gift going before me, and after this I will see his face; perhaps he will receive my face.
21 And the gift will pass over before his face, and he remained in that night in the camp. 22 And he will rise in that night and take his two wives and his two maids, and his eleven sons, and he will pass over the passage of Jabbok. 23 Andhewill take them and will cause them to pass through the torrent, and he will cause to pass through what is to him.
24 And Jacob will be left alone by himself, and a man will wrestle with him till the ascending of the morning. 25 And he will see thathewill not prevail over him and he will touch upon the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh will be alienated in his wrestling with him. 26 And he will say, Send me away, for the morning ascended: and he will say, I will not send thee away, unless thou didst bless me.
28 And he will say, Thy name shall no more be said Jacob, but Israel, for thou wert a prince with God and with men, and thou shalt prevail. 29 And Jacob will ask and will say, Announce now, thy name: and he will say, For what this thou wilt ask for my name? and he will bless him there.
30 And Jacob will call the name of the place, the face of God: for I saw God lace to face, and my soul shall be saved. 31 And the sun will rise to him when he passed through the face of God, and he limped upon his thigh. 32 For this, the sons of Israel will not eat the sinew which dried up which is upon the hollow of the thigh, even till this day; for he touched upon the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew which dried up.