Genesis 32:24
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English Standard Version
And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.

King James Bible
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

American Standard Version
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He remained alone: and behold a man wrestled with him till morning.

English Revised Version
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him, until the breaking of the day.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Although hoping for aid and safety from the Lord alone, Jacob neglected no means of doing what might help to appease his brother. Having taken up his quarters for the night in the place where he received the tidings of Esau's approach, he selected from his flocks ("of that which came to his hand," i.e., which he had acquired) a very respectable present of 550 head of cattle, and sent them in different detachments to meet Esau, "as a present from his servant Jacob," who was coming behind. The selection was in harmony with the general possessions of nomads (cf. Job 1:3; Job 42:12), and the proportion of male to female animals was arranged according to the agricultural rule of Varro (de re rustica 2, 3). The division of the present, "drove and drove separately," i.e., into several separate droves which followed one another at certain intervals, was to serve the purpose of gradually mitigating the wrath of Esau. פּנים כּפּר, Genesis 32:21, to appease the countenance; פּנים נשׁא to raise any one's countenance, i.e., to receive him in a friendly manner. This present he sent forward; and he himself remained the same night (mentioned in Genesis 32:14) in the camp.

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wrestled.

Genesis 30:8 And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Romans 8:26,27 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought...

Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit...

Ephesians 6:12,18 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea...

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

man.

Genesis 32:28,30 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince have you power with God and with men...

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them...

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place...

Hosea 12:3-5 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God...

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

breaking of the day. Heb. ascending of the morning.

Exodus 14:27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared...

Songs 2:17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be you like a roe or a young hart on the mountains of Bether.

Cross References
Genesis 18:2
He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth

Genesis 32:23
He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had.

Genesis 32:25
When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.

Joshua 5:13
When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?"

Daniel 10:8
So I was left alone and saw this great vision, and no strength was left in me. My radiant appearance was fearfully changed, and I retained no strength.

Hosea 12:3
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he strove with God.

Hosea 12:4
He strove with the angel and prevailed; he wept and sought his favor. He met God at Bethel, and there God spoke with us--

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