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Gênesis 32

1 Nowe Iaakob went forth on his iourney and the Angels of God met him.

2 And when Jacob saw them, he said,He acknowledges God's benefits: who for the preservation of his, sends hosts of angels.This [is] God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

3 Then Iaakob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, vnto the land of Seir into the countrey of Edom:

4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto myHe reverenced his brother in worldly things, because he mainly looked to be preferred to the spiritual promise.lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

5 I haue beeues also and Asses, sheepe, & men seruantes, and women seruantes, and haue sent to shew my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

6 So ye messengers came againe to Iaakob, saying, We came vnto thy brother Esau, and hee also commeth against thee and foure hundreth men with him.

7 Then Jacob wasThough he was comforted by the angels, yet the infirmity of the flesh appears.greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that [was] with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

8 For he said, If Esau come to ye one copanie and smite it, the other companie shall escape.

9 Moreouer Iaakob said, O God of my father Abraham, & God of my father Izhak: Lord, which saydest vnto me, Returne vnto thy coutrey and to thy kinred, and I will do thee good,

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with mythat is, poor and without all provision.staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, [and] theMeaning, he will put all to death. This proverb comes from those who kill the bird together with the young ones.mother with the children.

12 For thou saydest; I will surely doe thee good, and make thy seede as the sande of the sea, which can not be nombred for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand aNot distrusting God's assistance, but using such means as God had given him.present for Esau his brother;

14 Two hundreth shee goates & twenty hee goates, two hundreth ewes & twentie rammes:

15 Thirtie mylche camels with their coltes, fourtie kine, and ten bullockes, twentie she asses and ten foles.

16 So he deliuered them into the hande of his seruants, euery droue by themselues, and saide vnto his seruants, Passe before me, & put a space betweene droue and droue.

17 And he commanded the formost, saying, If Esau my brother meete thee, and aske thee, saying, Whose seruant art thou? And whither goest thou? And whose are these before thee?

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy seruant Iaakobs: it is a present sent vnto my lord Esau: and beholde, he him selfe also is behinde vs.

19 So likewise commaunded he the seconde and the thirde, and all that followed the droues, saying, After this maner, ye shall speake vnto Esau, when ye finde him.

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob [is] behind us. For he said, IHe thought it no less to depart with these goods with the intent that he might follow the vocation to which God called him.will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

21 So went the present before him: but he taried that night with the companie.

22 And he rose vp the same night, and tooke his two wiues, and his two maides, and his eleuen children, and went ouer the forde Iabbok.

23 And he tooke them, and sent them ouer the riuer, and sent ouer that he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled aThat is, God in the form of a with him until the breaking of the day.

25 And when he saw that heFor God assails his with the one hand, and upholds them with the other.prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

26 And he saide, Let me goe, for the morning appeareth. Who answered, I will not let thee go except thou blesse me.

27 Then said he vnto him, What is thy name? And he said, Iaakob.

28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thouGod gave Jacob both power to overcome, and also the praise of the victory.power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

29 Then Iaakob demaded, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name; he said, Wherefore now doest thou aske my name? & he blessed him there

30 And Iaakob called the name of the place, Peniel: for, saide he, I haue seene God face to face, and my life is preserued.

31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and heThe faithful to overcome their temptations, so that they feel the pain of it, so they would not boast, except in their humility.halted upon his thigh.

32 Therefore the children of Israel eate not of the sinewe that shranke in the hollowe of the thigh, vnto this day: because he touched the sinew that shranke in the holow of Iaakobs thigh.

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