Genesis 32:30

“And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I haue seene God face to face, and my life is preserued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Jacob named the place Peniel, for {he said,} "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, `said he', I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jacob gave that place the name of Peniel, saying, I have seen God face to face, and still I am living.
- Basic English Bible

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel -- For I have seen God face to face, and my life has been preserved.
- Darby Bible

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
- Webster's Bible

Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, he said, "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."
- World English Bible

And Jacob calleth the name of the place Peniel: for `I have seen God face unto face, and my life is delivered;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

(32:31) And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: 'for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 32:30


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 32:30

  • Yes I think they meant the Peniel gland in the brain. It is believed that this part of the brain houses your soul and is the link to life and death.
  • That is the Son of God...the Word always in His creation til He has flesh and His name Jesus...
  • I'm confused. Did he see the face of God or not. I thought no one had ever seen the face of God.

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