Genesis 32:23

“And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 32:23

And he tooke them, and sent them ouer the brooke, and sent ouer that hee had.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He took them and sent them across the stream. And he sent across whatever he had.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He took them and sent them over the stream with all he had.
- Basic English Bible

and he took them and led them over the river, and led over what he had.
- Darby Bible

And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that which he had.
- Webster's Bible

He took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.
- World English Bible

and he taketh them, and causeth them to pass over the brook, and he causeth that which he hath to pass over.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(32:24) And he took them, and sent them over the stream, and sent over that which he had.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 32:23

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:23


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.

32:25 The angel prevailed not against him - That is, this discouragement did not shake his faith, nor silence his prayer. It was not in his own strength that he wrestled, nor by his own strength that he prevails; but by strength derived from heaven. That of Job illustrates this, #Job 23:6|. Will he plead against me with his great power? No; had the angel done so, Jacob had been crushed; but he would put strength in me: and by that strength Jacob had power over the angel, #Hos 12:3|. The angel put out Jacob's thigh, to shew him what he could do, and that it was God he was wrestling with, for no man could disjoint his thigh with a touch. Some think that Jacob felt little or no pain from this hurt; it is probable be did not, for he did not so much as halt 'till the struggle was over, #Ge 32:31|, and if so, that was an evidence of a divine touch indeed, which wounded and healed at the same time.


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