Preparing to Meet Esau

32 Jacob went on his way, and God’s angels met him.(A) When he saw them, Jacob said, “This is God’s camp.” So he called that place Mahanaim.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 32:2 = Two Camps

Commander of the Lord’s Army

13 When Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand.(A) Joshua approached him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

14 “Neither,” he replied. “I have now come as commander of the Lord’s army.”(B)

Then Joshua bowed with his face to the ground in homage(C) and asked him, “What does my lord want to say to his servant?”

15 The commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.”(D) And Joshua did that.

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