After taking them across the stream, he sent across all his possessions.
Yaakov deserved the pain inflicted on his hip by the angel, because he violated the Torah’s prohibition against marrying 2 sisters. This was an offense of a sexual nature, hence, the pain was near his sexual organ.
Some say, that the blow he received from the angel was accidental and unintended.
Still others say that Esav’s guardian angel only touched him there in order to grab the birthright document. In those days, people would carry their important documents tied to their hip.
(Bachya, Yafeh Tohar, Tzeda Laderech)
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