Genesis 32:29

“And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 32:29

And Iacob asked him, and saide, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name: and he said, wherefore is it, that thou doest aske after my name? and he blessed him there.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jacob asked him and said, "Please tell me your name. But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And he blessed him there."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jacob said, What is your name? And he said, What is my name to you? Then he gave him a blessing.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob asked and said, Tell [me], I pray thee, thy name. And he said, How is it that thou askest after my name? And he blessed him there.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name: And he said, why is it that thou dost ask after my name? and he blessed him there.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." He said, "Why is it that you ask what my name is?" He blessed him there.
- World English Bible

And Jacob asketh, and saith, `Declare, I pray thee, thy name;' and he saith, `Why [is] this, thou askest for My name?' and He blesseth him there.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(32:30) And Jacob asked him, and said: 'Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.' And he said: 'Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?' And he blessed him there.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 32:29

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:29


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.


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