Jacob Wrestles with God

Genesis 32

22 The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children, 1 and crossed the ford of the f Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And g a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, h "I will not let you go unless you bless me." 27 And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." 28 Then he said, i "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, 2 for j you have striven with God and k with men, and have prevailed." 29 Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said, l "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, 3 saying, "For m I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered." 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed n Penuel, limping because of his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel do not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the hip socket, because he touched the socket of Jacob's hip on the sinew of the thigh.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 2:37
    Only to the land of the sons of Ammon you did not draw near, that is, to all the banks of the river Jabbok and the cities of the hill country, whatever the Lord our God had forbidden us.
    Deuteronomy 3:16
    And to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave the territory from Gilead as far as the Valley of the Arnon, with the middle of the valley as a border, as far over as the river Jabbok, the border of the Ammonites.
    Joshua 12:2
    Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and from the middle of the valley as far as the river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, that is, half of Gilead.
  2. Cross References
    Hosea 12:3 - 4
    In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he strove with God.
  3. Cross References
    Luke 18:1
    And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
    Matthew 15:21 - 28
    And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
  4. Cross References
    Genesis 35:10
    And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name." So he called his name Israel.
    2 Kings 17:34
    To this day they do according to the former manner. They do not fear the Lord, and they do not follow the statutes or the rules or the law or the commandment that the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel.
  5. Cross References
    Hosea 12:3 - 4
    In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he strove with God.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 33:4
    But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
  7. Cross References
    Judges 13:18
    And the angel of the Lord said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 16:13
    So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to...
    Exodus 24:10 - 11
    And they saw the God of Israel. There was under...
    Deuteronomy 5:24
    And you said, 'Behold, the Lord our God has sho...
    Judges 6:22
    Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of ...
    Judges 13:22
    And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely d...
    Exodus 33:20
    But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for man...
    Isaiah 6:5
    And I said: "Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am...
  9. Cross References
    Judges 8:8
    And from there he went up to Penuel, and spoke to them in the same way, and the men of Penuel answered him as the men of Succoth had answered.
    Judges 8:17
    And he broke down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.
    1 Kings 12:25
    Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. And he went out from there and built Penuel.
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