1 Laban vero de nocte consur gens osculatus est filios et fi lias suas et benedixit illis reversusque est in locum suum.
2 Iacob quoque abiit itinere, quo coeperat, fueruntque ei obviam angeli Dei.
3 Quos cum vidisset, ait: "Castra Dei sunt haec" et appellavit nomen loci illius Mahanaim (id est Castra).
4 Misit autem nuntios ante se ad Esau fratrem suum in terram Seir, in regionem Edom.
5 Praecepitque eis dicens: "Sic loquimini domino meo Esau: Haec dicit servus tuus Iacob: Apud Laban peregrinatus sum et fui usque in praesentem diem.
6 Habeo boves et asinos, oves et servos atque ancillas; mittoque nunc legationem ad dominum meum, ut inveniam gratiam in conspectu tuo"
7 Reversique sunt nuntii ad Iacob dicentes: "Venimus ad Esau fratrem tuum, et ecce properat in occursum tibi cum quadringentis viris"
8 Timuit Iacob valde et perterritus divisit populum, qui secum erat, greges quoque et oves et boves et camelos in duas turmas
9 dicens: "Si venerit Esau ad unam turmam et percusserit eam, alia turma, quae reliqua est, salvabitur"
10 Dixitque Iacob: "Deus patris mei Abraham et Deus patris mei Isaac, Domine, qui dixisti mihi: "Revertere in terram tuam et in locum nativitatis tuae, et benefaciam tibi",
11 minor sum cunctis miserationibus et cuncta veritate, quam explesti servo tuo. In baculo meo transivi Iordanem istum et nunc cum duabus turmis regredior.
12 Erue me de manu fratris mei, de manu Esau, quia valde eum timeo; ne forte veniens percutiat matrem cum filiis.
13 Tu locutus es quod bene mihi faceres et dilatares semen meum sicut arenam maris, quae prae multitudine numerari non potest"
14 Mansit ibi nocte illa et sumpsit de his, quae habebat, munera Esau fratri suo:
15 capras ducentas, hircos viginti, oves ducentas et arietes viginti,
16 camelos fetas cum pullis suis triginta, vaccas quadraginta et tauros decem, asinas viginti et pullos earum decem.
17 Et misit per manus servorum suorum singulos seorsum greges dixitque pueris suis: "Antecedite me, et sit spatium inter gregem et gregem"
18 Et praecepit priori dicens: "Si obvium habueris Esau fratrem meum, et interrogaverit te: "Cuius es?" et "Quo vadis?" et "Cuius sunt ista, quae sequeris?",
19 respondebis: Servi tui Iacob; munera misit domino meo Esau. Ipse quoque post nos venit"
20 Similiter mandata dedit secundo ac tertio et cunctis, qui sequebantur greges, dicens: "Iisdem verbis loquimini ad Esau, cum inveneritis eum,
21 et addetis: Ipse quoque servus tuus Iacob iter nostrum insequitur. Dixit enim: Placabo illum muneribus, quae praecedunt, et postea videbo faciem eius: forsitan propitiabitur mihi"
22 Praecesserunt itaque munera ante eum, ipse vero mansit nocte illa in castris.
23 Cumque nocte surrexisset, tulit duas uxores suas et totidem famulas cum undecim filiis et transivit vadum Iaboc;
24 sumptis ergo traductisque illis et omnibus, quae ad se pertinebant, per torrentem,
25 mansit solus. Et ecce vir luctabatur cum eo usque mane.
26 Qui cum videret quod eum superare non posset, tetigit acetabulum femoris eius, et statim luxatum est acetabulum femoris Iacob, cum luctaretur cum illo.
27 Dixitque: "Dimitte me, iam enim ascendit aurora" Respondit: "Non dimittam te, nisi benedixeris mihi"
28 Ait ad eum: "Quod nomen est tibi?" Respondit: "Iacob"
29 At ille: "Nequaquam, inquit, Iacob amplius appellabitur nomen tuum, sed Israel: quoniam certasti cum Deo et cum hominibus et praevaluisti!"
30 Interrogavit eum Iacob: "Dic mihi, quo appellaris nomine?" Respondit: "Cur quaeris nomen meum?" Et benedixit ei in eodem loco.
31 Vocavitque Iacob nomen loci illius Phanuel dicens: "Vidi Deum facie ad faciem, et salva facta est anima mea"
32 Ortusque est ei sol, cum transgrederetur Phanuel; ipse vero claudicabat propter femur.
33 Quam ob causam non comedunt filii Israel nervum, qui est in femore, usque in praesentem diem, eo quod tetigerit nervum femoris Iacob.
King James Version
1 And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.
3 And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
6 ¶ And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
7 Then Jacob was 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 And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite 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, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:
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 my 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 the mother with the children.
12 And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
13 ¶ And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
14 Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
15 Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
16 And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
17 And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.
19 And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I 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 over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.
22 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25 And when he saw that he 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 said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.