Hosea 12:3

“He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee tooke his brother by the heele in the wombe, and by his strength he had power with God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he had power with God:
- American Standard Version (1901)

In the body of his mother he took his brother by the foot, and in his strength he was fighting with God;
- Basic English Bible

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he wrestled with God.
- Darby Bible

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
- Webster's Bible

In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he contended with God.
- World English Bible

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he was a prince with God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(12:4) In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and by his strength he strove with a godlike being;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hosea 12:3


12:3 He - Jacob. Took his brother - The design of mentioning this is to mind them of that goodness which God shewed them in their father Jacob. His strength - This strength was not of nature, but of grace. Strength received of God was well employed betimes; in it he wrestled for and obtained the blessing.


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