Jacob Wrestles with God

Genesis 32

22 And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, u and crossed over the ford of Jabbok. 23 He took them, sent them 1 over the brook, and sent over what he had. 24 Then Jacob was left alone; and v a Man wrestled with him until the 2 breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He 3 touched the socket of his hip; and w the socket of Jacob's hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. 26 And x He said, "Let Me go, for the day breaks." But he said, y "I will not let You go unless You bless me!" 27 So He said to him, "What is your name?" He said, "Jacob." 28 And He said, z "Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but 4 Israel; 5 for you have a struggled with God and b with men, and have prevailed." 29 Then Jacob asked, saying, "Tell me Your name, I pray." And He said, c "Why is it that you ask about My name?" And He d blessed him there. 30 So Jacob called the name of the place 6 Peniel: 7 "For e I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved." 31 Just as he crossed over 8 Penuel 9 the sun rose on him, and he limped on his hip. 32 Therefore to this day the children of Israel do not eat the muscle that shrank, which is on the hip socket, because He 10 touched the socket of Jacob's hip in the muscle that shrank.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 21:24
    Then Israel defeated him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the people of Ammon; for the border of the people of Ammon was fortified.
    Deuteronomy 3:16
    And to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave from Gilead as far as the River Arnon, the middle of the river as the border, as far as the River Jabbok, the border of the people of Ammon.
    Joshua 12:2
    One king was Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon and ruled half of Gilead, from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, from the middle of that river, even as far as the River Jabbok, which is the border of the Ammonites.
  2. Cross References
    Joshua 5:13 - 15
    And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, " Are You for us or for our adversaries?
    Hosea 12:2 - 4
    The LORD also brings a charge against Judah, And will punish Jacob according to his ways; According to his deeds He will recompense him.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 26:41
    "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
    2 Corinthians 12:7
    And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.
  4. Cross References
    Luke 24:28
    Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther.
  5. Cross References
    Hosea 12:4
    Yes, he struggled with the Angel and prevailed; He wept, and sought favor from Him. He found Him in Bethel, And there He spoke to us -
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 35:10
    And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name." So He called his name Israel.
    1 Kings 18:31
    And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Israel shall be your name.
    2 Kings 17:34
    To this day they continue practicing the former rituals; they do not fear the LORD, nor do they follow their statutes or their ordinances, or the law and commandment which the LORD had commanded the children of Jacob, whom He named Israel.
  7. Cross References
    Hosea 12:3
    He took his brother by the heel in the womb, And in his strength he struggled with God.
    Hosea 12:4
    Yes, he struggled with the Angel and prevailed; He wept, and sought favor from Him. He found Him in Bethel, And there He spoke to us -
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 25:31
    But Jacob said, "Sell me your birthright as of this day.
    Genesis 27:33
    Then Isaac trembled exceedingly, and said, "Who? Where is the one who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I have blessed him - and indeed he shall be blessed.
  9. Cross References
    Judges 13:17
    Then Manoah said to the Angel of the LORD, "What is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You?
    Judges 13:18
    And the Angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?
  10. Cross References
    Genesis 35:9
    Then God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him.
  11. Cross References
    Genesis 16:13
    Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke ...
    Exodus 24:10
    And they saw the God of Israel. And there was u...
    Exodus 24:11
    But on the nobles of the children of Israel He ...
    Exodus 33:20
    But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no ma...
    Numbers 12:8
    I speak with him face to face, Even plainly, an...
    Deuteronomy 5:24
    And you said: 'Surely the LORD our God has show...
    Judges 6:22
    Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of t...
    Isaiah 6:5
    So I said: "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because...
    Matthew 5:8
    Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall s...
    1 Corinthians 13:12
    For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then fac...
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