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Genesis 32 - NASB

1 Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him. 2 Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.

3 Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. 4 He also commanded them saying, "Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: `Thus says your servant Jacob, "I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until now; 5 I have oxen and donkeys and flocks and male and female servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight.""' 6 The messengers returned to Jacob, saying, "We came to your brother Esau, and furthermore he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him." 7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and the herds and the camels, into two companies; 8 for he said, "If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the company which is left will escape."

9 Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, `Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will prosper you,' 10 I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies. 11 "Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children. 12 "For You said, `I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.' "

13 So he spent the night there. Then he selected from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau: 14 two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, 15 thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. 16 He delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said to his servants, "Pass on before me, and put a space between droves." 17 He commanded the one in front, saying, "When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, saying, `To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and to whom do these animals in front of you belong?' 18 then you shall say, `These belong to your servant Jacob; it is a present sent to my lord Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.' " 19 Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the droves, saying, "After this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him; 20 and you shall say, `Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.' " For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me." 21 So the present passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp. 22 Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream. And he sent across whatever he had.

24 Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25 When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob's thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." 27 So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." 28 He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed." 29 Then Jacob asked him and said, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And he blessed him there. 30 So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved." 31 Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over Penuel, and he was limping on his thigh. 32 Therefore, to this day the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew of the hip which is on the socket of the thigh, because he touched the socket of Jacob's thigh in the sinew of the hip.

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Shared by: Ross Cochrane on Dec, 2016
Summary: Twenty years ago, he left the country as a fugitive, with a death sentence on his head. Now, if he is to return, he will either be public enemy number one or one of the best diplomats of his time.
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Broken but Blessed
Shared by: David Taylor on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs Broken but Blessed Genesis 32 For Jacob, like the rest of us, sin is a moral virus that is wreaking havoc in his life. God’s covenantal love and grace and mercy.
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Scripture: Genesis 32:1-32
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Shared by: David Taylor on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs From the Frying Pan to the Fire Genesis 32-33 Grace is not getting what we deserve and instead getting what we do not deserve.
Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jacob wrestle with God to receive the blessings
Series: Blessings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 49
Matthew Botha avatar
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Shared by: Matthew Botha on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jacob wrestles with God
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 423
Tom Shepard avatar
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at what happened when Jacob's life was changed forever. There is a four step process of change: 1. The first step is CRISIS 2. The second step is COMMITMENT 3. The third step is CONFESSION 4. The fourth step is COOPERATION
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Scripture: Genesis 32:24-31
Denomination: Independent Bible
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Dwayne Dickson avatar
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Mar, 2016
Summary: We learn through the story of Jacob that God is there for us during our darkest moments. All we must do is cling to Jesus and Jesus will give us the victory.
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Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part one of a series on the life of Jacob
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Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2016
Summary: Of Jacob it was said, "As a Prince you have power with God." Why? Because he wrestled in prayer and prevailed. Do we wish to have "power with God?" Here's your chance to find out how.
Paul Basehore avatar
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Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: God will still fulfill his promises, even in the middle of difficulty
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Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jacob wrestles with an angel. He receives the name Israel, for he strives with God.
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 662
William R. Nabaza avatar
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD changed our names to CHRISTians as follower of GOD before enemies of GOD we prevail over GOD (in our prayers) and with men.
Scripture: Genesis 32:28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 953
Chris Beam avatar
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Shared by: Chris Beam on Sep, 2015
Summary: A look at the process God often uses in helping us to become the kind of people He wants for us to be.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Metaphor for Prayer: Jacob's Wrestling Match
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: A brief outline on which to build a prayer-night sermon.
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Scripture: Genesis 32:24-29
Views: 1,205
Gerald Roberts avatar
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Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Oct, 2014
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Shared by: James May on Aug, 2014
Summary: Jacob wrestled with the Lord all night, until the breaking of the day. The lesson that many us need to learn is that we are all wrestlers, but the time must come when we must let God win or be lost. Our walk will forever be changed just as Jacob's was.
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Scripture: Genesis 32:6-31
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Shared by: James Reginald Levert on Aug, 2014
Summary: Sermon aimed at those who are sick in tried of being sick in tried. and now looking for a change.
Scripture: Genesis 32:9-26
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,209
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Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jun, 2014
Summary: At some point of life, we had to ask ourselves the questions: Where am I going and what do I need to do in life? In this message, we will look at the life of Jacob and how he curved a successful destiny.
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Shared by: Larry Turner on May, 2014
Summary: Funeral based on forgiveness for a fractured family
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Shared by: David DeWitt on Apr, 2014
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Scripture: Genesis 32:28
Denomination: Wesleyan
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Shared by: Stephen Evans on Nov, 2013
Summary: In this series of messages we focus on cultivating a thankful heart and enemies that present themselves to prevent us from being truly Thankful people. This Message speaks about the enemy of "Entitlement."
Scripture: Genesis 32:9-10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,512
John Shearhart avatar
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Shared by: John Shearhart on Nov, 2013
Summary: God changes scheming, self-sufficient Jacob into praying, dependent Israel before bringing him back into the Promised Land.
Scripture: Genesis 32:1-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 964
Craig Benner avatar
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Shared by: Craig Benner on Oct, 2013
Summary: An original "Trick or Treat" message. Halloween is not for Christians.
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 217
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Whch way to go? Part 3
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2013
Summary: As you determine your heart to obey God, be sure to get heavenly guidance and divine help. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU!
Scripture: Genesis 32:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 685
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Whch way to go? Part 4
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2013
Summary: Worry will make you old; stress will kill you; prayer will set you free!
Scripture: Genesis 32:10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 764
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Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2013
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Scripture: Genesis 32:10
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Shared by: Pastor Amos Dele Dada on Jul, 2013
Summary: There is need for us to pray. When we pray God will answer. Hence, there is cry we must cry. Until we cry that cry we may loose people and property. Are you willing to cry the cry you must cry? the cry for help? God is willing to answer you speedily.
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-29
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,280
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Wrestling All Night
Shared by: J. D. Greear on Jul, 2013
Summary: Prayer is the most undervalued resource in our lives and our families and our church. The Bible teaches us that all the blessings that God wants to bestow on us, he does so through prayer.
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Scripture: Genesis 32:9-30
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Paul Barreca avatar
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Shared by: Paul Barreca on Mar, 2013
Summary: Here, God empties Jacob of his NATURAL effort and teaches Jacob to trust Him completely.
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Scripture: Genesis 32:1-32
Views: 1,024
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Shared by: bala samson on Jan, 2013
Summary: on chosen for us by God, which is God’s eternal plan for us, but our way will lead us to our ultimate destruction”.
Scripture: Genesis 32:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
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