Genesis 32:29
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New International Version
Jacob said, "Please tell me your name." But he replied, "Why do you ask my name?" Then he blessed him there.

New Living Translation
"Please tell me your name," Jacob said. "Why do you want to know my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.

English Standard Version
Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Jacob asked Him, "Please tell me Your name." But He answered, "Why do you ask My name?" And He blessed him there.

International Standard Version
"Please," Jacob inquired, "Tell me your name." But he asked, "Why are you asking about my name?" And he blessed Jacob there.

NET Bible
Then Jacob asked, "Please tell me your name." "Why do you ask my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.

New Heart English 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jacob said, "Please tell me your name." The man answered, "Why do you ask for my name?" Then he blessed Jacob there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob asked him and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Why dost thou ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he said, Why is it that you do ask my name? And he blessed him there.

American King James Version
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he said, Why is it that you do ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jacob asked him, Tell me by what name art thou called? He answered: Why dost thou ask my name? And he blessed him in the same place.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
32:24-32 A great while before day, Jacob being alone, more fully spread his fears before God in prayer. While thus employed, One in the likeness of a man wrestled with him. When the spirit helpeth our infirmities, and our earnest and vast desires can scarcely find words to utter them, and we still mean more than we can express, then prayer is indeed wrestling with God. However tried or discouraged, we shall prevail; and prevailing with Him in prayer, we shall prevail against all enemies that strive with us. Nothing requires more vigour and unceasing exertion than wrestling. It is an emblem of the true spirit of faith and prayer. Jacob kept his ground; though the struggle continued long, this did not shake his faith, nor silence his prayer. He will have a blessing, and had rather have all his bone put out of joint than go away without one. Those who would have the blessing of Christ, must resolve to take no denial. The fervent prayer is the effectual prayer. The Angel puts a lasting mark of honour upon him, by changing his name. Jacob signifies a supplanter. From henceforth he shall be celebrated, not for craft and artful management, but for true valour. Thou shalt be called Israel, a prince with God, a name greater than those of the great men of the earth. He is a prince indeed that is a prince with God; those are truly honourable that are mighty in prayer. Having power with God, he shall have power with men too; he shall prevail, and gain Esau's favour. Jacob gives a new name to the place. He calls it Peniel, the face of God, because there he had seen the appearance of God, and obtained the favour of God. It becomes those whom God honours, to admire his grace towards them. The Angel who wrestled with Jacob was the second Person in the sacred Trinity, who was afterwards God manifest in the flesh, and who, dwelling in human nature, is called Immanuel, Ho 12:4,5. Jacob halted on his thigh. It might serve to keep him from being lifted up with the abundance of the revelations. The sun rose on Jacob: it is sun-rise with that soul, which has had communion with God.
Study Bible
Jacob Wrestles with God
28He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed." 29Then 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. 30So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."…
Cross References
Genesis 35:9
Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.

Judges 13:17
Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, "What is your name, so that when your words come to pass, we may honor you?"

Judges 13:18
But the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?"
Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he said, Why is it that you do ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

Wherefore.

Genesis 32:27 And he said to him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob.

Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God: but those things which …

Judges 13:16-18 And the angel of the LORD said to Manoah, Though you detain me, I …

Job 11:7 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? who has gathered the …

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in …

blessed.

Genesis 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not …

Genesis 27:28,29 Therefore God give you of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the …

Genesis 28:3,4,13,14 And God Almighty bless you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, …

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

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