Ge 32:2
32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, {a} This [is] God's host:
     and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

     (a) He acknowledges God's benefits: who for the
         preservation of his, sends hosts of angels.

Ge 32:4
32:4 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my
     {b} lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have
     sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

     (b) He reverenced his brother in worldly things, because he
         mainly looked to be preferred to the spiritual promise.

Ge 32:7
32:7 Then Jacob was {c} greatly afraid and distressed: and he
     divided the people that [was] with him, and the flocks, and
     herds, and the camels, into two bands;

     (c) Though he was comforted by the angels, yet the
         infirmity of the flesh appears.

Ge 32:10
32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of
      all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant;
      for with my {d} staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I
      am become two bands.

      (d) that is, poor and without all provision.

Ge 32:11
32:11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from
      the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and
      smite me, [and] the {e} mother with the children.

      (e) Meaning, he will put all to death. This proverb comes
          from those who kill the bird together with the young

Ge 32:13
32:13 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that
      which came to his hand a {f} present for Esau his brother;

      (f) Not distrusting God's assistance, but using such means
          as God had given him.

Ge 32:20
32:20 And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob [is] behind
      us.  For he said, I {g} will appease him with the present
      that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face;
      peradventure he will accept of me.

      (g) He thought it no less to depart with these goods with
          the intent that he might follow the vocation to which
          God called him.

Ge 32:24
32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a {h} man
      with him until the breaking of the day.

      (h) That is, God in the form of a man.

Ge 32:25
32:25 And when he saw that he {i} prevailed not against him, he
      touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's
      thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

      (i) For God assails his with the one hand, and upholds
          them with the other.

Ge 32:28
32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but
      Israel: for as a prince hast thou {k} power with God and
      with men, and hast prevailed.

      (k) God gave Jacob both power to overcome, and also the
          praise of the victory.

Ge 32:31
32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he
      {l} halted upon his thigh.

      (l) The faithful to overcome their temptations, so that
          they feel the pain of it, so they would not boast,
          except in their humility.

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