Thematic Bible

Genesis 32:1 (show verse)

And Jacob went on his way, and angels of God met him.

Genesis 32:2 (show verse)

And when he saw them, Jacob said, "This [is] the camp of God!" And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:3 (show verse)

Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, to the land of Seir, the territory of Edom.

Genesis 32:4 (show verse)

And he instructed them, saying, "Thus you must say to my lord, to Esau, 'Thus says your servant Jacob, I have dwelled as an alien with Laban, and I have remained [there] until now.

Genesis 32:5 (show verse)

And I have acquired cattle, male donkeys, flocks, and male and female slaves, and I have sent to tell my lord, to find favor in your eyes.'"

Genesis 32:6 (show verse)

And the messengers returned to Jacob [and] said, "We came to your brother, to Esau, and he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men [are] with him."

Genesis 32:7 (show verse)

Then Jacob was very frightened and distressed. So he divided the people, flocks, cattle, and camels that [were] with him into two companies.

Genesis 32:8 (show verse)

And he thought, "If Esau comes to one company and destroys it, the remaining company will be [able] to escape."

Genesis 32:9 (show verse)

Then Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O Yahweh, who said to me, 'Return to your land and to your family, and I will deal well with you.'

Genesis 32:10 (show verse)

{I am not worthy} of all the loyal love and all the faithfulness that you have shown your servant, for with [only] my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two camps.

Genesis 32:11 (show verse)

Please rescue me from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau, for I fear him, lest he come and attack mother and children [alike].

Genesis 32:12 (show verse)

Now you yourself said, 'I will surely deal well with you and make your offspring as the sand of the sea that cannot be counted for abundance.'"

Genesis 32:13 (show verse)

And he lodged there that night. Then he took {from what he had with him} a gift for Esau his brother:

Genesis 32:14 (show verse)

two hundred female goats, twenty male goats, two hundred ewes, twenty rams,

Genesis 32:15 (show verse)

thirty milk camels with their young, forty cows, ten bulls, twenty female donkeys, and ten male donkeys.

Genesis 32:16 (show verse)

And he put [them] under the hand of his servants, {herd by herd}, and said to his servants, "Cross on ahead before me, and put some distance {between herds}.

Genesis 32:17 (show verse)

And he instructed the foremost, saying, "When Esau my brother comes upon you and asks you, saying, 'Whose [are] you and where are you going? To whom do these [animals] belong ahead of you?'

Genesis 32:18 (show verse)

Then you must say, 'To your servant, to Jacob. It [is] a gift sent to my lord, to Esau. Now behold, he [is] also [coming] after us.'"

Genesis 32:19 (show verse)

And he also instructed the second [servant] and the third, and everyone [else] who [was] behind the herds, saying, "You must speak to Esau according to this word when you find him.

Genesis 32:20 (show verse)

And moreover, you shall say, 'Look, your servant Jacob [is] behind us.'" For he thought, "{Let me appease him} with the gift going before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will {show me favor}."

Genesis 32:21 (show verse)

So the gift passed on before him, but he himself spent that night in the camp.

Genesis 32:22 (show verse)

That night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.

Genesis 32:23 (show verse)

And he took them and sent them across the stream. Then he sent across all his possessions.

Genesis 32:24 (show verse)

And Jacob remained alone, and a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the dawn.

Genesis 32:25 (show verse)

And when he saw that he could not prevail against him, he struck his hip socket, so that Jacob's hip socket was sprained as he wrestled with him.

Genesis 32:26 (show verse)

Then he said, "Let me go, for dawn is breaking." But he answered, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

Genesis 32:27 (show verse)

Then he said to him, "What [is] your name?" And he said, "Jacob."

Genesis 32:28 (show verse)

And he said, "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed."

Genesis 32:29 (show verse)

Then Jacob asked and said, "Please tell me your name." And he said, "Why do you ask this--for my name?" And he blessed him there.

Genesis 32:30 (show verse)

Then Jacob called the name of the place Peniel [which means] "I have seen God face to face and my life was spared."

Genesis 32:31 (show verse)

Then the sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, and he was limping because of his hip.

Genesis 32:32 (show verse)

Therefore the {Israelites} do not eat the sinew of the sciatic nerve that [is] upon the socket of the hip unto this day, because he struck the socket of the thigh of Jacob at the sinew of the sciatic nerve.