Genesis 32:28

“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 32:28

And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Iacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God, and with men, and hast preuailed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel: for in your fight with God and with men you have overcome.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, Thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast wrestled with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.
- Darby Bible

And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.
- Webster's Bible

He said, "Your name will no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have fought with God and with men, and have prevailed."
- World English Bible

And he saith, `Thy name is no more called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast been a prince with God and with men, and dost prevail.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

(32:29) And he said: 'Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 32:28

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:28


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.

32:27 What is thy name? - Jacob (saith he) a supplanter, so Jacob signifies. Well, (faith the angel) be thou never so called any more: thou shalt be called Israel, a prince with God. He is a prince indeed, that is a prince with God; and those are truly honourable that are mighty, in prayer. Yet this was not all; having, power with God, he shall have power with men too; having prevailed for a blessing from heaven, he shall, no doubt, prevail for Esau's favour. Whatever enemies we have, if we can but make God our friend, we are well enough; they that by faith have power in heaven, have thereby as much power on earth as they have occasion for.

32:29 Wherefore dost thou ask after my name? - What good will it do thee to know that? The discovery of that was reserved for his death - bed, upon which he was taught to call him Shiloh. But instead of telling him his name, he gave him his blessing, which was the thing he wrestled for; he blessed him there, repeated and ratified the blessing formerly given him. See how wonderfully God condescends to countenance and crown importunate prayer? Those that resolve though God slay them, yet to trust in him, will at length be more than conquerors.

32:30 Peniel - That is, the face of God, because there he had seen the appearance of God, and obtained the favour of God.


Discussion for Genesis 32:28

  • Ayannusi on Genesis 32:28
    When the angel said his name shall be no more Jacob, is because that name as be contaminated and needed to be change before he can enter into the plan of God for his life. Thou there is call of God upon his life but he had destroyed it with harm of flesh, so his name must be change 2cor 5:17


 

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