Jacob Prepares to Meet Esau
In Hebrew texts 32:1-32 is numbered 32:2-33. 1Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.32:2 Mahanaim means two camps.
3Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. 4He instructed them: “This is what you are to say to my lord Esau: ‘Your servant Jacob says, I have been staying with Laban and have remained there till now. 5I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and goats, male and female servants. Now I am sending this message to my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes.’ ”
6When 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.”
7In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups,32:7 Or camps and the flocks and herds and camels as well. 8He thought, “If Esau comes and attacks one group,32:8 Or camp the group32:8 Or camp that is left may escape.”
9Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, Lord, you who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives, and I will make you prosper,’ 10I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps. 11Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. 12But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’ ”
13He spent the night there, and from what he had with him he selected a gift for his brother Esau: 14two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 15thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. 16He 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.”
17He 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?’ 18then you are to say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us.’ ”
19He 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. 20And be sure to say, ‘Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.’ ” For he thought, “I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.” 21So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.
Jacob Wrestles With God
22That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
27The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
28Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God. because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
29Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”
But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
30So Jacob called the place Peniel,32:30 Peniel means face of God. saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
31The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel,32:31 Hebrew Penuel, a variant of Peniel and he was limping because of his hip. 32Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.
Yakobo Yeeteekateeka Okusisinkana Esawu
132:1 Lub 16:11; 2Bk 6:16-17; Zab 34:7; 91:11; Beb 1:14Awo Yakobo n’akwata ekkubo lye, bamalayika ba Katonda ne bamusisinkana. 232:2 a Lub 28:17 b 2Sa 2:8, 29Yakobo bwe yabalaba n’agamba nti, “Lino ggye lya Katonda.” Ekifo ekyo n’alyoka akituuma Makanayimu.
332:3 a Lub 27:41-42 b Lub 25:30; 36:8, 9Awo Yakobo n’atuma ababaka eri Esawu muganda we, mu kitundu kya Seyiri32:3 Seyiri gye bujja kijja kufuuka ekifo ekikulu mu biro bya Dawudi ne Sulemaani. mu nsi ya Edomu. 4N’abagamba nti, “Mugambe mukama wange Esawu nti, ‘Omuddu wo Yakobo abadde ne Labbaani okutuusa kaakano, 532:5 a Lub 12:16; 30:43 b Lub 33:8, 10, 15alina ente, n’endogoyi, n’endiga era n’embuzi, abaweereza abakazi era n’abasajja. Kaakano aweerezza mukama we Esawu obubaka buno afune okusaasirwa mu maaso ge.’ ”
632:6 Lub 33:1Ababaka bwe baakomawo eri Yakobo ne bamugamba nti, “Twatuuka ewa muganda wo Esawu era ajja okukusisinkana ng’alina abasajja ebikumi bina.” 732:7 nny 11Olwo Yakobo n’atandika okutiira ddala, n’asoberwa. N’ayawulamu abantu be yali nabo, n’ayawulamu n’endiga, ebisibo bye yalina ne mu ŋŋamira, ebibinja bibiri, 8ng’alowooza nti, “Esawu bw’anaatuuka ku kibinja ekisooka n’akizikiriza, kale ekibinja ekisigaddewo kinadduka.”
932:9 a Lub 28:13; 31:42 b Lub 31:13Awo Yakobo n’agamba nti, “Ayi Katonda wa jjajjange Ibulayimu, era Katonda wa kitange Isaaka, Ayi Mukama eyaŋŋamba nti, ‘Ddayo mu nsi yammwe, mu bantu bo, nange nnaakugaggawazanga,’ 1032:10 Lub 24:27sisaanira wadde akatundu akatono ak’okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo, wadde obwesigwa bwonna bw’olaze omuddu wo. Kubanga nasomoka omugga guno Yoludaani nga nnina muggobuggo; naye kaakano nfuuse ebibinja bibiri. 1132:11 a Zab 59:2 b Lub 27:41Nkusaba omponye mu mukono gwa muganda wange, Esawu, kubanga mmutya, talwa kujja n’atutta ffenna awamu n’abakazi n’abaana. 1232:12 a Lub 22:17 b Lub 28:13-15; Kos 1:10; Bar 9:27Naye waŋŋamba nti, ‘Nnaakugaggawazanga, era abalikuvaamu baliba ng’omusenyu gw’ennyanja, ogutabalika obungi bwabwe.’ ”
Ekirabo kya Yakobo eri Esawu
1332:13 Lub 43:11, 15, 25, 26; Nge 18:16N’alyoka asula eyo ekiro ekyo, n’aggya ekirabo kya muganda we Esawu ku ebyo bye yalina: 14embuzi enkazi ebikumi bibiri, embuzi ennume amakumi abiri, endiga enkazi ebikumi bibiri, endiga ennume amakumi abiri, 15eŋŋamira enkazi amakumi asatu n’obwana bwazo, ente enkazi amakumi ana n’ennume kkumi, n’endogoyi enkazi amakumi abiri, n’endogoyi ennume kkumi. 16N’azikwasa abaddu be, buli kisibo ng’akyawudde, n’agamba abaddu be nti, “Kale munkulemberemu, mulekeewo ebbanga wakati wa buli kisibo.”
17N’alagira eyakulembera nti, “Esawu, muganda wange bw’anaakusisinkana n’akubuuza nti, ‘Oli muntu w’ani? Ogenda wa? Na bino by’olina by’ani?’ 1832:18 Lub 18:3N’olyoka omuddamu nti, ‘Bya muddu wo Yakobo, birabo by’aweerezza mukama wange Esawu, era tali wala naffe.’ ” 19Bw’atyo era n’alagira n’owokubiri n’owookusatu ne bonna abaagobereranga ebisibo nti, “Nammwe mwogere ebigambo bye bimu bwe musisinkana Esawu, 2032:20 Lub 33:10; Nge 21:14era mugambe nti, ‘Omuddu wo Yakobo tali wala naffe.’ ” Kubanga Yakobo yalowooza nti, “Nnaamuwooyawooya n’ekirabo ekinkulembedde, n’oluvannyuma nnaalaba amaaso ge, osanga tankole kabi.” 21Ekirabo kyekyava kimukulemberamu, ye n’asula mu kifo we yali ekiro ekyo.
Yakobo Amegganira e Penieri
2232:22 Ma 2:37; 3:16; Yos 12:2Mu kiro ekyo Yakobo n’agolokoka n’atwala bakazi be bombi, n’abaweereza be abakazi ababiri, n’abaana be ekkumi n’omu n’asomokera e Yaboki. 23N’abatwala ne byonna bye yalina n’abasomosa omugga. 2432:24 Lub 18:2Ye Yakobo n’asigala yekka, omusajja n’ameggana naye okutuusa obudde okukya. 2532:25 nny 32Omusajja bwe yalaba nga taasobole Yakobo, n’akoma ku kinywa ky’ekisambi kye. Yakobo n’atandika okuwenyera nga bw’ameggana n’omusajja. 2632:26 Kos 12:4Omusajja n’alyoka agamba Yakobo nti, “Ndeka ŋŋende kubanga obudde bugenda kukya.”
Naye Yakobo n’ayogera nti, “Sijja kukuta nga tompadde mukisa.” 27Omusajja n’amubuuza nti, “Erinnya lyo gw’ani?” N’amuddamu nti, “Yakobo.”
2832:28 Lub 17:5; 35:10; 1Bk 18:31Awo n’amugamba nti, “Tokyaddayo kuyitibwa Yakobo. Wabula onooyitibwanga Isirayiri, kubanga omegganye ne Katonda, awamu n’abantu n’owangula.”
2932:29 a Bal 13:17 b Bal 13:18 c Lub 35:9Awo ne Yakobo n’amugamba nti, “Mbuulira erinnya lyo.” Naye ye n’amuddamu nti, “Lwaki ombuuza erinnya lyange?” Awo n’amuwa omukisa.
3032:30 Lub 16:13; Kuv 24:11; Kbl 12:8; Bal 6:22; 13:22Yakobo ekifo ekyo kyeyava akiyita Penieri, ng’agamba nti, “Kubanga ndabaganye ne Katonda, kyokka obulamu bwange ne busigalawo.”
31Enjuba n’evaayo ne mwakako nga bw’asala Penieri, ng’awenyera olw’obuvune mu kisambi kye. 32Abayisirayiri kyebava batalya kinywa ky’ekisambi na buli kati, kubanga ekyo omusajja wa Katonda kye yakomako.