Why did God change Jacob's name to Israel?

God said to him "Your name is now Israel..."  but the Bible still says Jacob and Israel from time to time.

Genesis 35:10

NKJV - 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.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 07 2018 Mini Buddy Allen

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