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.


Discussion for Genesis 32

  • BSP
    Verse 26: Jacob was willing to fight for God's blessing. We must be willing to do the same.
  • Lu2677
    Irene,V.30"And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: For I have seen God face to face,and my life is preserved."God has a face.V24"and there wrestled a man with him" In V26,God told Jacob to let him go,Jacob said no, lest you bless me. You say God does not have a body,that God did not make man in the image of God's body.Jacob saw his face,wrestled,with him and won.You lead people from truth.
  • Seven Trumpets
    God said, Jacob have I loved, and I hated Esau. People don't like to hear, and don't want to believe, that there are certain kinds of men, that God hates. Esau had no heart nor need for the holy things of his fathers Isaac and Abraham; but took Canaanite wives. In contrast; God is with Jacob all his days, and through all his troubles; promising to never leave him, till He does all He has promised.
  • OLACHI GOGO ACHONW
    in this passage Jacob represents men wrestling with life issues and until you come to that breaking point(Jacob halted in his tight) ,when the wrestle is intensified and you give up by asking God to bless you ,that his all you got, then you have truly experienced his face in your life.
  • Gennie
    God don't want us to worry.
  • John
    Its isreal and its nice

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