Genesis 32:26

“And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, Let me goe, for the day breaketh: and he said, I will not let thee goe, except thou blesse me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking. But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, Let me go now, for the dawn is near. But Jacob said, I will not let you go till you have given me your blessing.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh; And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
- Webster's Bible

The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me."
- World English Bible

and he saith, `Send me away, for the dawn hath ascended:' and he saith, `I send thee not away, except thou hast blessed me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

(32:27) And he said: 'Let me go, for the day breaketh.' And he said: 'I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:26


32:26 Let me go - The angel, by an admirable condescension, speaks Jacob fair to let him go, as God said to Moses, #Exo 32:10|. Let me alone. Could not a mighty angel get clear of Jacob's grapples? He could; but thus he would put an honour upon Jacob's faith and prayer. The reason the angel gives why he would be gone is because the day breaks, and therefore he would not any longer detain Jacob, who had business to do, a journey to go, a family to look after. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me - He resolves he will have a blessing, and rather shall all his bones be put out of joint, than he will go away without one. Those that would have the blessing of Christ must be in good earnest, and be importunate for it.


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