Matthew Bible

Genesis 32

Jacob's vision at Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:1 But Iacob went forth on his iourney. And the angels of God came & met hym. Genesis 32:2 And when Iacob sawe them, he said, thys is Gods hoost: & called the name of that same place, Mahanaim.

His message to Esau.

Genesis 32:3 Iacob sent messengers before him to Esau hys brother, vnto the land of Seir, and the fyeld of Edom Genesis 32:4 And he commaunded theym sayinge: see that ye speake after thys maner to my Lord Esau: thy seruaunte Iacob sayeth thus. I haue soiourned and bene a straunger wyth Laban vnto thys time, Genesis 32:5 and haue gotten oxen, asses, and shepe, menseruauntes & womenseruauntes, & haue sent to shew it my Lord, that I may finde grace in thy sight.

He is afraid of Esau's coming.

Genesis 32:6 And the messengers came againe to Iacob sayinge: we came vnto thi brother Esau, & he commeth agaynst the & .iiij. hundred men wyth him. Genesis 32:7 Then was Iacob greatly afrayed, & wyste not whych way to turne him selfe, and deuided the people that was wyth hym, and the shepe, oxen, & camels, into .ij. companyes, Genesis 32:8 & sayd: If Esau come to the one part & smite it the other maye saue it selfe.

He prayeth for deliverance.

Genesis 32:9 And Iacob said: O god of mi father Abraham, & God of my father Isaac: Lord whiche saydest vnto me, returne vnto thy countrye & to thy kynred, & I wyll do all well with the. Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the leaste of all the mercies & trueth whyche thou hast shewed vnto thy seruaunt. For wyth my stafe came I ouer thys Iordane, & now haue I goten two droues. Genesis 32:11 Deliuer me from the handes of my brother Esau: for I feare hym: least he wyll come and smyte the mother wyth the chyldren. Genesis 32:12 Thou saydest that thou wouldest surely do me good, and wouldest make my sede as the sande of the sea, whyche canne not be numbred for multitude.

He sendeth a present to Esau.

Genesis 32:13 And he taried ther that same nyghte, and toke of that which came to hand a present, vnto Esau hys brother Genesis 32:14 .ij. hundred she gootes, and .xx. he gootes: .ij. hundred shepe, and .xx. rammes: Genesis 32:15 thyrtye mylch camels wyth their coltes .xl. kyne, and .x. bulles .xx. she asses, & .x. foles, Genesis 32:16 and deliuered theym vnto hys seruauntes, euery droue by them selues, & said vnto theim, go forth before me & put a space betwyxte euerye droue. Genesis 32:17 And he commaunded the formest sayinge. When Esau mi brother meteth the & axeth the sayinge: whose seruaunte arte thou and whither goest thou, and whose are these that go before the: Genesis 32:18 thou shalte say they be thy seruaunt Iacobs, and are a present sent vnto my Lorde Esau, and beholde he him selfe commeth after vs. Genesis 32:19 And so commaunded he þe second, & euen so the thyrd, & likewise al that folowed the droues sayinge, of this maner se that ye speake vnto Esau saying when ye mete hym, Genesis 32:20 & said moreouer. Behold thy seruaunt Iacob cometh after vs, for he said. I wyl pease his wrath wt the present that goth before me, and afterward I wil se hym my selfe, so peraduenture he wil receiue me to grace. Genesis 32:21 So wente the present before hym and he taried all that nyght in the tent, Genesis 32:22 and rose vp the same night and toke hys two wyues, and his two maydens and hys .xi. sonnes, and went ouer the fourd Iabok. Genesis 32:23 And he toke them and sent them ouer the ryuer, and sente ouer that he had,

He wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he is called Israel.

Genesis 32:24 & taried behind hym selfe alone. And ther wresteled a man wyth him vnto the breaking of the day. Genesis 32:25 And when he sawe that he could not preuayle agaynste hym, he smote hym vnder the thye, & the senowe of Iacobs thye shranke as he wrestled with him Genesis 32:26 And he said: let me goo, for the day breaketh. And he said: I wyll not lette the go, excepte thou blesse me. Genesis 32:27 And he sayd vnto hym: what is thy name? He answered: Iacob. Genesis 32:28 And he said: thou shalt be called Iacob no more, but Israel. For thou hast wresteled with God and hast preuayled. Genesis 32:29 And Iacob asked hym sayinge, tell me thy name. And he said, wherfore doest thou aske after my name? & he blessed hym there. Genesis 32:30 And Iacob called the name of that place Pheniel for I haue sene God face to face, & yet is my life reserued.

He halteth.

Genesis 32:31 And as he went ouer Pheniel the sonne rose vpon him, & he halted vpon his thye: Genesis 32:32 wherfore the children of Israell eate not of the senow that shranke vnder the thye, vnto thys daye: bicause that he smote Iacob vnder the thye in the senowe that shroncke.

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