And Jacob was greatly afraid, and he was distressed (Genesis 32:8)
He was afraid that he might be killed, and distressed that he might kill.
And [Jacob] bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to
his brother (33:3)
When Mordechai refused to bow to Haman, they said to him: "You're going to
get us all killed! How dare you go against the decree of the king?"
Said Mordechai: "I am a Jew."
Said they to him: "Did not [our] forefathers bow to his forefather?"
Replied Mordechai: "I am descendant of Benjamin, who was in his mother's
womb at that time. Just as my forefather did not bow, so, too, I shall not
kneel nor bow."