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Passage Lookup: Genesis 32-33

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Genesis 32:1
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Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau

[a]Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God(a) met him.
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Genesis 32:2
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When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is the camp of God!"(b) So he named that place Mahanaim.[b](c)
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Genesis 32:3
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Jacob sent messengers(d) ahead of him to his brother Esau(e) in the land of Seir,(f) the country of Edom.(g)
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Genesis 32:4
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He instructed them: "This is what you are to say to my lord(h) Esau: ‘Your servant(i) Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban(j) and have remained there till now.
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Genesis 32:5
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I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and goats, male and female servants.(k) Now I am sending this message to my lord,(l) that I may find favor in your eyes.(m)'"
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Genesis 32:6
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When the messengers returned to Jacob, they said, "We went to your brother Esau, and now he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him."(n)
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Genesis 32:7
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In great fear(o) and distress(p) Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups,[c](q) and the flocks and herds and camels as well.
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Genesis 32:8
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He thought, "If Esau comes and attacks one group,[d] the group[e] that is left may escape."
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Genesis 32:9
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Then Jacob prayed, "O God of my father Abraham,(r) God of my father Isaac,(s) Lord , you who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,'(t)
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Genesis 32:10
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I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness(u) you have shown your servant. I had only my staff(v) when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps.(w)
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Genesis 32:11
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Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid(x) he will come and attack me,(y) and also the mothers with their children.(z)
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Genesis 32:12
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But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand(aa) of the sea, which cannot be counted.(ab)'"
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Genesis 32:13
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He spent the night there, and from what he had with him he selected a gift(ac) for his brother Esau:
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Genesis 32:14
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two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,(ad)
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Genesis 32:15
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thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.(ae)
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Genesis 32:16
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He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to his servants, "Go ahead of me, and keep some space between the herds."(af)
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Genesis 32:17
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He instructed the one in the lead: "When my brother Esau meets you and asks, ‘Who do you belong to, and where are you going, and who owns all these animals in front of you?'
Genesis 32:18
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then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant(ag) Jacob. They are a gift(ah) sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us.'"
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Genesis 32:19
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He also instructed the second, the third and all the others who followed the herds: "You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him.
Genesis 32:20
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And be sure to say, ‘Your servant(ai) Jacob is coming behind us.'" For he thought, "I will pacify him with these gifts(aj) I am sending on ahead;(ak) later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me."(al)
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Genesis 32:21
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So Jacob's gifts(am) went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.
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Genesis 32:22
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That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons(an) and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.(ao)
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Genesis 32:23
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After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.(ap)
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Genesis 32:24
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So Jacob was left alone,(aq) and a man(ar) wrestled with him till daybreak.
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Genesis 32:25
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When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip(as) so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
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Genesis 32:26
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Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."(at)
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Genesis 32:27
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The man asked him, "What is your name?" "Jacob,"(au) he answered.
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Genesis 32:28
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Then the man said, "Your name(av) will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[f](aw) because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome."(ax)
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Genesis 32:29
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Jacob said, "Please tell me your name."(ay) But he replied, "Why do you ask my name?"(az) Then he blessed(ba) him there.
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Genesis 32:30
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So Jacob called the place Peniel,[g] saying, "It is because I saw God face to face,(bb) and yet my life was spared."
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Genesis 32:31
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The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel,[h](bc) and he was limping because of his hip.
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Genesis 32:32
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Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip,(bd) because the socket of Jacob's hip was touched near the tendon.
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Genesis 33:1
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Jacob Meets Esau

Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men;(a) so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two female servants.(b)
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Genesis 33:2
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He put the female servants and their children(c) in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph(d) in the rear.
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Genesis 33:3
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He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground(e) seven times(f) as he approached his brother.
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Genesis 33:4
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But Esau(g) ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him.(h) And they wept.(i)
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Genesis 33:5
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Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. "Who are these with you?" he asked. Jacob answered, "They are the children God has graciously given your servant.(j)"
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Genesis 33:6
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Then the female servants and their children(k) approached and bowed down.(l)
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Genesis 33:7
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Next, Leah and her children(m) came and bowed down.(n) Last of all came Joseph and Rachel,(o) and they too bowed down.
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Genesis 33:8
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Esau asked, "What's the meaning of all these flocks and herds I met?"(p) "To find favor in your eyes, my lord,"(q) he said.
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Genesis 33:9
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But Esau said, "I already have plenty,(r) my brother. Keep what you have for yourself."
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Genesis 33:10
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"No, please!" said Jacob. "If I have found favor in your eyes,(s) accept this gift(t) from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God,(u) now that you have received me favorably.(v)
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Genesis 33:11
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Please accept the present(w) that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me(x) and I have all I need."(y) And because Jacob insisted,(z) Esau accepted it.
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Genesis 33:12
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Then Esau said, "Let us be on our way; I'll accompany you."
Genesis 33:13
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But Jacob said to him, "My lord(aa) knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young.(ab) If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die.
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Genesis 33:14
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So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the flocks and herds(ac) before me and the pace of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.(ad)"
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Genesis 33:15
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Esau said, "Then let me leave some of my men with you." "But why do that?" Jacob asked. "Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord."(ae)
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Genesis 33:16
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So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir.(af)
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Genesis 33:17
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Jacob, however, went to Sukkoth,(ag) where he built a place for himself and made shelters for his livestock. That is why the place is called Sukkoth.[a]
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Genesis 33:18
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After Jacob came from Paddan Aram,[b](ah) he arrived safely at the city of Shechem(ai) in Canaan and camped within sight of the city.
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Genesis 33:19
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For a hundred pieces of silver,[c] he bought from the sons of Hamor,(aj) the father of Shechem,(ak) the plot of ground(al) where he pitched his tent.(am)
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Genesis 33:20
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There he set up an altar(an) and called it El Elohe Israel.[d]
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