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  • Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is dawn." But Jacob panted, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." - Genesis 32:26

  • "Your name will no longer be Jacob," the man told him. "It is now Israel,* because you have struggled with both God and men and have won."2 - Genesis 32:28

  • "What is your name?" Jacob asked him. "Why do you ask?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. - Genesis 32:29

  • Jacob named the place Peniel--"face of God"--for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared." - Genesis 32:30

  • Then, in the distance, Jacob saw Esau coming with his four hundred men. - Genesis 33:1

  • Jacob now arranged his family into a column, with his two concubines and their children at the front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph last. - Genesis 33:2

  • Then Jacob went on ahead. As he approached his brother, he bowed low seven times before him. - Genesis 33:3

  • Then Esau looked at the women and children and asked, "Who are these people with you?" "These are the children God has graciously given to me," Jacob replied. - Genesis 33:5

  • "And what were all the flocks and herds I met as I came?" Esau asked. Jacob replied, "They are gifts, my lord, to ensure your goodwill." - Genesis 33:8

  • "No, please accept them," Jacob said, "for what a relief it is to see your friendly smile. It is like seeing the smile of God! - Genesis 33:10

  • Please take my gifts, for God has been very generous to me. I have more than enough." Jacob continued to insist, so Esau finally accepted them. - Genesis 33:11

  • But Jacob replied, "You can see, my lord, that some of the children are very young, and the flocks and herds have their young, too. If they are driven too hard, they may die. - Genesis 33:13

  • "Well," Esau said, "at least let me leave some of my men to guide and protect you." "There is no reason for you to be so kind to me," Jacob insisted. - Genesis 33:15

  • Meanwhile, Jacob and his household traveled on to Succoth. There he built himself a house and made shelters for his flocks and herds. That is why the place was named Succoth.*1 - Genesis 33:17

  • Jacob bought the land he camped on from the family of Hamor, Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces of silver.*2 - Genesis 33:19

  • Word soon reached Jacob that his daughter had been defiled, but his sons were out in the fields herding cattle so he did nothing until they returned. - Genesis 34:5

  • Meanwhile, Hamor, Shechem's father, came out to discuss the matter with Jacob. - Genesis 34:6
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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