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Bíblia XXX

Gênesis 32

1 So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

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

3 And Jacob sent messengers before his face to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the land of Edom.

4 And he commanded them, saying, Speak thus to my lord Esau, Thus your servant Jacob says: I have sojourned with Laban and stayed there until now.

5 And I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes.

6 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau, and he also is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.

7 And Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two companies.

8 For he thought, If Esau comes to the one company and strikes it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

9 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, Jehovah who said to me, Return to your land and to your kindred, and I will deal well with you:

10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the faithfulness which You have done for Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two companies.

11 Rescue me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest he come and strike me, and the mothers to the children.

12 For You said, I will do good to deal well with you, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13 And he lodged there that night, and took what came to his hand as a present for Esau his brother:

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

15 thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.

16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, Pass over before me, and put some space from drove to drove.

17 And he commanded the first one, saying, When Esau my brother meets you and asks you, saying, To whom do you belong, and where are you going? Whose are these before you?

18 then you shall say, They are your servant Jacob’s. It is a present sent to my lord Esau; and behold, he also is behind us.

19 And he commanded the second, the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, You shall speak these words to Esau when you find him;

20 and also say, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he thought, I will propitiate before his face with the present that goes before me, and afterward when I shall see his face, perhaps he will forgive me.

21 So the present passed over before him, but he himself remained that night in the camp.

22 And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two maidservants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok.

23 He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.

24 And Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the dawn began to rise.

25 And when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.

26 And He said, Let Me go, for the dawn has risen. But he said, I will not let You go unless You bless me!

27 And He said to him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob.

28 And He said, Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have persevered with God and with men, and have prevailed.

29 And Jacob asked, saying, Please tell me Your name. And He said, Why is it that you ask about My name? And He blessed him there.

30 And Jacob called the name of the place Penuel: For I have seen God face to face, and my soul is delivered.

31 Just as he crossed over Penuel the sun rose over him, and he was limping on his thigh.

32 Therefore to this day the children of Israel do not eat the muscle tendon which is on the hip socket, because He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip on the muscle tendon.

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