Genesis 32:30
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New International Version
So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared."

New Living Translation
Jacob named the place Peniel (which means "face of God"), for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared."

English Standard Version
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”

New American Standard Bible
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob then named the place Peniel, "For I have seen God face to face," he said, "and I have been delivered."

International Standard Version
Jacob would later call that place Peniel, because "I saw God face to face, but my life was spared."

NET Bible
So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, "Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived."

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Jacob named that place Peniel [Face of God], because he said, "I have seen God face to face, but my life was saved."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: 'for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.'

New American Standard 1977
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; for I have seen God face to face, and my soul was saved.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

American King James Version
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob called the name of the place Phanuel, saying: I have seen God face to face, and my soul has been saved.

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

English Revised Version
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob calleth the name of the place Peniel: for 'I have seen God face unto face, and my life is delivered;'
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
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." 31Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over Penuel, and he was limping on his thigh.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:12
Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Genesis 16:13
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"

Exodus 24:10
and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.

Exodus 24:11
Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.

Exodus 33:20
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"

Numbers 12:8
With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?"

Joshua 5:13
Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?"

Judges 6:22
When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the LORD, he said, "Alas, O Lord GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face."

Judges 13:22
So Manoah said to his wife, "We will surely die, for we have seen God."

1 Kings 12:25
Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and lived there. And he went out from there and built Penuel.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Jacob.

Genesis 32:31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose on him, and he halted on his thigh.

Penuel.

Genesis 28:19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that …

Judges 8:8,17 And he went up there to Penuel, and spoke to them likewise: and the …

1 Kings 12:25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelled therein; …

Peniel. i.e., the face of God. Peniel, or Penuel, was evidently situated near the ford of Jabbok, on the north of that stream, about forty miles from Jerusalem.

I have.

Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see …

Exodus 24:10,11 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it …

Exodus 33:14,19-23 And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest…

Numbers 12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in …

Deuteronomy 5:24 And you said, Behold, the LORD our God has showed us his glory and …

Deuteronomy 34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like to Moses, whom …

Judges 6:22,23 And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas…

Judges 13:21,22 But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his …

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean …

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined …

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into …

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, …

Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for …

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