a. The gift. After his prayer Jacob decides to send a gift to Esau with the hope that it would appease his wrath and that Esau’s face would turn toward him and not be against him. Jacob has hopes that Esau will turn toward him and lift his face up which is a sign of acceptance. Jacob not only gives a gift, but he creates a gift parade. He takes goats, sheep, camels, cattle, and donkeys and gives each drove of animals to a group of servants. Each group of servants took their group of animals and went to Esau with a space between them. When the first arrived, they gave Esau a message. “They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a present sent to my lord Esau. And moreover, he is behind us.” And so, the other two droves did the same thing. b. Jacob prepares for Esau’s coming. Jacob spends the night in the camp as the gift is on its way to Esau. Sometime in the night, Jacob takes Rachel, Leah, Zilpah, Bilhah, his children, and everything else that he has and sends them across the Jabbok. Now Jacob is left alone to prepare for whatever comes next.