God gives Jacob a new name
(from Genesis chapter 32)





Jacob set off for home.† God was with him.

Jacob sent a message Esau his brother.

Esau sent a message back to Jacob.

He was coming to meet him with 400 men.

Jacob was afraid.

He asked God for help.† He trusted God.

He chose a present to give to Esau.

He chose some sheep and goats.

He chose some camels and donkeys.

Jacob sent some men to take them to Esau.


God came to Jacob that night.† He came as a man.

Jacob fought with him.† Jacobís hip got broken.

When Jacob knew it was God

he asked God to bless him.

God gave Jacob a new name.

He called him Israel. God blessed him.




By Helen M Seeley

©AEE. Ed.2, January 2004

This publication is written in Accessible EasyEnglish.

October 2005

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