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1 Early next morning, Laban kissed his grandchildren and daughters and blessed them. Then Laban left to return home.
Ps 91:11  1Cor 3:22  2Kgs 6:16-17  Eph 3:10  Heb 1:4  Ps 34:7 

2 While Jacob was going on his way, angels of God encountered him,
2Sam 2:8  Josh 21:38  1Kgs 2:8  2Sam 17:24  Josh 5:14  Luke 2:13  Ps 34:7 

3 and on seeing them he said, 'This is God's camp,' and he named the place Mahanaim.
Gen 25:30  Josh 24:4  Deut 2:5  Gen 14:6  Gen 33:14  Deut 2:22  Gen 27:41-42 

4 Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in Seir, the open country of Edom,
1Kgs 20:32  1Pet 3:6  1Sam 26:17  Eccl 10:4  Exod 32:22  Gen 4:7  Gen 23:6 

5 with these instructions, 'Say this to my lord Esau, "Here is the message of your servant Jacob: I have been staying with Laban and have been delayed there until now,
Gen 33:8  Gen 33:15  1Sam 1:18  2Sam 16:4  Gen 30:43-1  Gen 31:16  Gen 33:11 

6 and I own oxen, beasts of burden and flocks, and men and women slaves. I send news of this to my lord in the hope of winning your favour." '
Gen 33:1  Amos 5:19  Gen 27:40-41  Gen 32:8  Gen 32:11 

7 The messengers returned to Jacob and told him, 'We went to your brother Esau, and he is already on his way to meet you; there are four hundred men with him.'
Gen 35:3  2Cor 1:4  2Cor 1:8-10  2Tim 3:12  Acts 14:22  Exod 14:10  Gen 32:11 

8 Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed. He divided the people with him, and the flocks and cattle, into two camps,
Gen 33:1-3  Matt 10:16 

9 thinking, 'If Esau comes to one of the camps and attacks it, the remaining camp may be able to escape.'
Gen 31:42  Gen 28:13  Gen 31:13  Gen 31:3  Gen 31:53  1Sam 30:6  2Chr 20:6 

10 Jacob said, 'God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, Yahweh who told me, "Go back to your native land and I will be good to you,"
Gen 24:27  Ps 18:35  1Tim 1:12-15  2Sam 7:18  1John 1:8-10  1Pet 5:5  2Cor 12:11 

11 I am unworthy of all the faithful love and constancy you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, and now I have grown into two camps.
Ps 59:1-2  Prov 18:19  1Sam 12:10  1Sam 24:15  Dan 3:17  Gen 27:41  Hos 10:14 

12 I implore you, save me from my brother Esau's clutches, for I am afraid that he may come and attack me, mothers and children alike.
Gen 28:13-15  1Sam 15:29  2Tim 2:13  Exod 32:13  Gen 22:17  Gen 32:6  Gen 46:3-4 

13 Yet it was you who said, "I shall be very good to you, and make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which is too numerous to count." '
Gen 43:11  Prov 18:16  Gen 43:26  Prov 17:8  Prov 19:6  Prov 21:14  1Sam 25:8 

14 Then Jacob passed that night there. From what he had with him he chose a gift for his brother Esau:
1Sam 25:2  Deut 8:18  Gen 30:43  Gen 31:9  Gen 31:16  Job 1:3  Job 42:12 

15 two hundred she-goats and twenty he-goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

16 thirty camels in milk with their calves, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male.
Gen 32:20  Gen 33:8-9  Isa 28:26  Matt 10:16  Ps 112:5  Prov 2:11 

17 He put them in the charge of his servants, in separate droves, and told his servants, 'Go ahead of me, leaving a space between each drove and the next.'
Gen 33:3 

18 He gave the leading man this order: 'When my brother Esau meets you and asks, "Whose man are you? Where are you going? Whose are those animals that you are driving?"
Gen 32:4-5 

19 you will answer, "Your servant Jacob's. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau. And Jacob himself is just behind us." '

20 He gave the same order to the second and the third, and to all who were following the droves. 'That is what you must say to Esau when you find him.
Job 42:8-9  Prov 21:14  1Kgs 20:31  1Sam 6:5  1Sam 25:17-35  2Tim 2:25  Gen 43:11 

21 And you must add, "Your servant Jacob himself is just behind us." ' For he thought, 'If I conciliate him by sending a gift in advance, perhaps he will be well inclined towards me when I face him.'

22 The gift went ahead of him, but he himself spent that night in the camp.
Deut 3:16  Josh 12:2  Deut 2:37  1Tim 5:8  Gen 29:21-24  Gen 35:18  Gen 35:22-26 

23 That same night he got up and, taking his two wives, his two slave-girls and his eleven children, crossed the ford of the Jabbok.

24 After he had taken them across the stream, he sent all his possessions over too.
Gen 32:28  Hos 12:3-5  Luke 13:24  Eph 6:12  Eph 6:18  Gen 32:30  1Cor 15:47 

25 And Jacob was left alone. Then someone wrestled with him until daybreak
2Cor 12:7-9  Hos 12:3-4  Gen 32:32  Gen 19:22  Isa 41:14  Isa 45:11  Matt 15:22-28 

26 who, seeing that he could not master him, struck him on the hip socket, and Jacob's hip was dislocated as he wrestled with him.
Ps 115:12-13  Hos 12:4  2Cor 12:8-9  Song 3:4  1Chr 4:10  Ps 67:1  Luke 18:1-7 

27 He said, 'Let me go, for day is breaking.' Jacob replied, 'I will not let you go unless you bless me.'

28 The other said, 'What is your name?' 'Jacob,' he replied.
Gen 35:10  Rev 2:17  2Kgs 17:34  Gen 17:5  Gen 33:4  Hos 12:3-5  Isa 62:2-4 

29 He said, 'No longer are you to be called Jacob, but Israel since you have shown your strength against God and men and have prevailed.'
Deut 29:29  Gen 27:28-29  Gen 28:3-4  Gen 28:13-14  Gen 32:26-27  Hos 6:1  Isa 9:6 

30 Then Jacob asked, 'Please tell me your name.' He replied, 'Why do you ask my name?' With that, he blessed him there.
Gen 16:13  Num 12:8  Exod 24:10-11  Isa 6:5  Deut 5:24  Exod 33:19-23  John 1:18 

31 Jacob named the place Peniel, 'Because I have seen God face to face,' he said, 'and have survived.'
2Cor 12:7  2Cor 12:9  Gen 19:15  Gen 19:23  Gen 32:25  Judg 8:8  Mal 4:2 

32 The sun rose as he passed Peniel, limping from his hip.
1Sam 5:5 

33 That is why to this day the Israelites do not eat the thigh sinew which is at the hip socket: because he had struck Jacob at the hip socket on the thigh sinew.