Yet My Life Was Spared

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Yet My Life Was Spared

  1. 1. “We went to your brother Esau, and now he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.” Genesis 32:6
  2. 2. “O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, O LORD, who said to me, ‘Go back to your country…’ Genesis 32:6
  3. 3. “Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me…” Genesis 32:11
  4. 4. “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return to my father’s house… Genesis 28:20ff
  5. 5. … then the LORD will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God’s house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth.” Genesis 28:22
  6. 6. So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp. Genesis 32:21
  7. 7. That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. Genesis 32:22
  8. 8. After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. Genesis 32:22
  9. 9. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. Genesis32:22
  10. 10. When 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.
  11. 11. “Let me go for it is daybreak.”! ! “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Genesis 32:26
  12. 12. “What is your name?”! ! “Jacob.” Genesis 32:26
  13. 13. Then the man said, “You name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.
  14. 14. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” Genesis 32:30

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