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And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
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Other Translations of Genesis 32:24
¶ And Iacob was left alone: and there wrestled a man with him, vntill the breaking of the day.- King James Version (1611)
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Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.- New American Standard Version (1995)
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.- American Standard Version (1901)
Then Jacob was by himself; and a man was fighting with him till dawn.- Basic English Bible
And Jacob remained alone; and a man wrestled with him until the rising of the dawn.- Darby Bible
He remained alone: and behold a man wrestled with him till morning. - Douay Rheims Bible
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him, until the breaking of the day. - Webster's Bible
Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.- World English Bible
And Jacob is left alone, and one wrestleth with him till the ascending of the dawn;- Youngs Literal Bible
(32:25) And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.- Jewish Publication Society Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:24
32:24 Very early in the morning, a great while before day. Jacob had helped his wives and children over the river, and he desired to be private, and was left alone, that he might again spread his cares and fears before God in prayer. While Jacob was earnest in prayer, stirring up himself to take hold on God, an angel takes hold on him. Some think this was a created angel, one of those that always behold the face of our Father. Rather it was the angel of the covenant, who often appeared in a human shape, before he assumed the human nature. We are told by the prophet, #Hos 12:4|, how Jacob wrestled, he wept and made supplication; prayers and tears were his weapons. It was not only a corporal, but a spiritual wrestling by vigorous faith and holy desire.
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