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.
Jakubu Kwĩhaarĩria Gũcemania na Esaũ
1Jakubu nĩathiire na mbere na rũgendo rwake, na agĩtũngwo nĩ araika a Ngai. 2Na rĩrĩa Jakubu aamoonire, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ĩno nĩ mbũtũ ya Ngai!” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩĩta handũ hau Mahanaimu.
332:3 Kĩam 25:30Ningĩ Jakubu agĩtũma andũ mathiĩ mbere yake kũrĩ mũrũ wa nyina Esaũ kũu Seiru, bũrũri-inĩ wa Edomu. 432:4 Kĩam 18:3Akĩmataara, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Ũũ nĩguo mũgũthiĩ kwĩra mwathi wakwa Esaũ: ‘Ndungata yaku Jakubu ĩkuuga atĩrĩ, ndĩraikaraga na Labani, na ngoretwo kuo nginya rĩu. 532:5 Kĩam 24:9; Kĩam 34:11Ndĩ na ngʼombe na ndigiri, na ngʼondu na mbũri, ndungata cia arũme na cia andũ-a-nja. Na rĩu ndagũtũmĩra ndũmĩrĩri, we mwathi wakwa, nĩgeetha njĩtĩkĩrĩke maitho-inĩ maku.’ ”
632:6 Kĩam 33:1Rĩrĩa atũmwo maacookire kũrĩ Jakubu makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩtũrathiire kũrĩ mũrũ wa nyũkwa Esaũ, na rĩu nĩarooka gũgũtũnga, na arĩ na andũ magana mana.”
7Jakubu akĩmaka mũno na akĩnyamarĩka, akĩgayania andũ arĩa aarĩ nao ikundi igĩrĩ, o na ndũũru cia mbũri na ndũũru cia ngʼombe o na ngamĩĩra nacio. 8Agĩĩciiria atĩrĩ, “Esaũ angĩũka atharĩkĩre gĩkundi kĩmwe-rĩ, gĩkundi kĩu kĩngĩ no kĩũre.”
932:9 Kĩam 31:13Ningĩ Jakubu akĩhooya, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Wee Ngai wa baba Iburahĩmu, o Wee Ngai wa baba Isaaka, Wee Jehova ũrĩa wanjĩĩrire atĩrĩ, ‘Cooka bũrũri waku na wa andũ anyu, na nĩngatũma ũgaacĩre,’ 1032:10 Kĩam 24:27ndirĩ mwagĩrĩru wa kuonio ũtugi ũyũ wothe na wĩhokeku ũrĩa ũnyonetie niĩ ndungata yaku. Ngĩringa Jorodani-rĩ, ndaarĩ o na rũthanju rwakwa rwiki, no rĩu nduĩkĩte ikundi igĩrĩ. 1132:11 Kĩam 27:41Ndagũthaitha honokia kuuma moko-inĩ ma mũrũ wa maitũ Esaũ, nĩgũkorwo nĩndĩretigĩra ndagoke gũũtharĩkĩra, niĩ hamwe na ciana ici, na manyina maacio. 1232:12 Hos 1:10No nĩ uugĩte atĩrĩ, ‘Ti-itherũ nĩngatũma ũgaacĩre na ndũme njiaro ciaku cingĩhe ta mũthanga wa iria-inĩ, ũrĩa ũtangĩtarĩka.’ ”
1332:13 Kĩam 43:11, 15, 25, 26; Thim 18:16Akĩraara hau ũtukũ ũcio, na kuuma kũrĩ kĩrĩa aarĩ nakĩo, agĩthuurĩra mũrũ wa nyina Esaũ kĩheo gĩkĩ; 1432:14 Ndar 7:88mbũri magana meerĩ cia mĩgoma na thenge mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ, ngʼondu magana meerĩ na ndũrũme mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ, 1532:15 Kĩam 13:2ngamĩĩra mĩrongo ĩtatũ cia mĩgoma na njaũ ciacio, ngʼombe mĩrongo ĩna na ndegwa ikũmi, na ndigiri mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ cia mĩgoma na ikũmi cia njamba. 1632:16 Kĩam 33:8Agĩcinengera ndungata ciake, o rũũru mwanya, na akĩĩra ndungata icio ciake atĩrĩ, “Thiiagai mbere yakwa, na mũtigithũkanie rũũru na rũũru rũrĩa rũngĩ.”
17Ningĩ agĩtaara ũrĩa wamatongoretie, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Rĩrĩa mũrũ wa maitũ Esaũ arĩgũtũnga na akũũrie atĩrĩ, ‘Wee ũrĩ waũ? Na wathiĩ kũ? Na ũhiũ ũyũ wothe ũrĩ mbere yaku nĩ waũ?’ 1832:18 Kĩam 18:3Nawe nĩũrĩmũcookeria ũmwĩre atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩ cia ndungata yaku Jakubu. Nĩ kĩheo gĩa kũhe mwathi wakwa Esaũ, na Jakubu arĩ thuutha witũ agĩũka.’ ”
19Agĩcooka agĩtaara wa keerĩ na wa gatatũ, na arĩa othe marũmagĩrĩra ndũũru icio, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Ũguo nĩguo mũrĩĩraga Esaũ mwamũtũnga. 2032:20 1Sam 9:7Na mũtikanaage kũmwĩra atĩrĩ, ‘Jakubu ndungata yaku arĩ thuutha witũ agĩũka.’ ” Tondũ eeciiririe atĩrĩ, “Ngũmũhooreria na iheo ici ngũtũma mbere yakwa; thuutha-inĩ ndamuona-rĩ, hihi ahota kũnyamũkĩra.” 21Nĩ ũndũ ũcio iheo icio Jakubu aaheanĩte igĩthiiaga mbere yake, nowe akĩraara kũu kambĩ ũtukũ ũcio.
Jakubu Kũgiana na Ngai
2232:22 Gũcook 2:37; Gũcook 3:16Na ũtukũ o ro ũcio, Jakubu agĩũkĩra, akĩoya atumia ake eerĩ, na ndungata iria igĩrĩ cia andũ-a-nja, na ariũ ake ikũmi na ũmwe, na akĩmaringĩria iringĩro rĩa Jaboku. 23Aarĩkia kũmaringia, akĩringia indo iria ciothe aarĩ nacio. 24Nake Jakubu agĩtigwo arĩ o wiki, na hagĩũka mũndũ maagianire nake o nginya gũgĩthererũka. 25Na rĩrĩa mũndũ ũcio onire atĩ ndangĩmũhoota-rĩ, akĩmũhutia ihĩndĩ rĩa gĩtina gĩa kũgũrũ, nakuo kũgũrũ kwa Jakubu gũgĩthenyũkĩra hau gĩtina-inĩ, o makĩgianaga na mũndũ ũcio. 2632:26 Hos 12:4Na mũndũ ũcio akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Reke ndĩthiĩre tondũ nĩ gwathererũka.”
No Jakubu akĩmũcookeria, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ndingĩreka ũthiĩ ũtandathimĩte.”
27Nake mũndũ ũcio akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wĩtagwo atĩa?”
Jakubu akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Njĩtagwo Jakubu.”
2832:28 Kĩam 17:5Ningĩ mũndũ ũcio akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ndũgũcooka gwĩtwo Jakubu, no ũrĩĩtagwo Isiraeli, tondũ nĩũgianĩte na Ngai o na andũ, na ũkahootana.”
29Jakubu akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ndagũthaitha, njĩĩra rĩĩtwa rĩaku.”
Nowe akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Ũranjũũria rĩĩtwa rĩakwa nĩkĩ?” Agĩcooka akĩmũrathima marĩ o hau.
3032:30 Kĩam 16:13Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jakubu agĩĩta handũ hau Penieli, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Tondũ nĩnyonete Ngai ũthiũ kwa ũthiũ, na akahonokia muoyo wakwa.”
3132:31 Atiir 8:9Narĩo riũa rĩkĩmũrathĩra akĩhĩtũka hau Penieli, na nĩathuaga nĩ ũndũ nĩathenyũkĩtwo nĩ ihĩndĩ rĩa gĩtina gĩa kũgũrũ. 32Nĩ tondũ ũcio, nginyagia ũmũthĩ ũyũ andũ a Isiraeli matirĩĩaga mũkiha ũrĩa ũnyiitanĩte na ihĩndĩ rĩa gĩtina gĩa kũgũrũ, tondũ ihĩndĩ rĩa gĩtina gĩa kũgũrũ kwa Jakubu rĩahutĩirio hakuhĩ na mũkiha ũcio.