Meanwhile, Yaakov and his family crossed over the Yabok River. Yaakov realized that he had left some of his jars back on the other side. He told his family he’d be back soon, and then he headed back across the water.
Suddenly, as Yaakov reached the other side, a man seemed to appear out of nowhere and attacked Yaakov! It was actually Eisav’s guardian angel, who had come to challenge Yaakov to a wrestling match – and that is exactly what happened. All night long they wrestled, locked arm in arm in a fierce fight.