Hosea 12:3
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New International Version
In the womb he grasped his brother's heel; as a man he struggled with God.

New Living Translation
Even in the womb, Jacob struggled with his brother; when he became a man, he even fought with God.

English Standard Version
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he strove with God.

New American Standard Bible
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God.

King James Bible
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the womb he grasped his brother's heel, and as an adult he wrestled with God.

International Standard Version
He circumvented his brother in the womb, and as an adult he fought with God.

NET Bible
In the womb he attacked his brother; in his manly vigor he struggled with God.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their ancestor Jacob held on to his brother's heel while the two of them were in their mother's womb. When Jacob became a man, he struggled with God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he strove with a godlike being;

New American Standard 1977
In the womb he took his brother by the heel,
            And in his maturity he contended with God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and with his strength he overcame the angel;

King James 2000 Bible
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

American King James Version
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the womb he supplanted his brother: and by his strength he had success with an angel.

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

English Revised Version
In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he had power with God:

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he was a prince with God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-6 Ephraim feeds himself with vain hopes of help from man, when he is at enmity with God. The Jews vainly thought to secure the Egyptians by a present of the produce of their country. Judah is contended with also. God sees the sin of his own people, and will reckon with them for it. They are put in mind of what Jacob did, and what God did for him. When his faith upon the Divine promise prevailed above his fears, then by his strength he had power with God. He is Jehovah, the same that was, and is, and is to come. What was a revelation of God to one, is his memorial to many, to all generations. Then let those who have gone from God, be turned to him. Turn thou to the Lord, by repentance and faith, as thy God. Let those that are converted to him, walk with him in all holy conversation and godliness. Let us wrestle with Him for promised blessings, determined not to give over till we prevail; and let us seek Him in his ordinances.
Study Bible
A Reproof of Ephraim, Judah, Jacob
2The LORD also has a dispute with Judah, And will punish Jacob according to his ways; He will repay him according to his deeds. 3In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God. 4Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed; He wept and sought His favor. He found Him at Bethel And there He spoke with us,…
Cross References
Genesis 25:26
Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding on to Esau's heel, so his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.

Genesis 32:24
Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Genesis 32:28
He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."
Treasury of Scripture

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

took.

Genesis 25:26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's …

Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good …

had, etc. Heb. was a prince, or, behaved himself princely.

Genesis 32:24-28 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until …

James 5:16-18 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

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