Genesis 32:24
New International Version
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.

New Living Translation
This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break.

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

Berean Study Bible
So Jacob was left all alone, and there a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

New American Standard Bible
Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Contemporary English Version
Afterwards, Jacob went back and spent the rest of the night alone. A man came and fought with Jacob until just before daybreak.

Good News Translation
but he stayed behind, alone. Then a man came and wrestled with him until just before daybreak.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

International Standard Version
And so Jacob was left alone, and he struggled with a man until daybreak.

NET Bible
So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

New Heart English Bible
Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until dawn.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

New American Standard 1977
Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

American King James Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him till the morning.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob remained alone; and a man wrestled with him until the rising of the dawn.

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.

World English Bible
Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob is left alone, and one wrestleth with him till the ascending of the dawn;
Study Bible
Jacob Wrestles with God
23He took them and sent them across the stream, along with all his possessions. 24So Jacob was left all alone, and there a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25When the man saw that He could not overpower Jacob, He struck the socket of Jacob’s hip and dislocated it as they wrestled.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:2
And Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.

Genesis 32:23
He took them and sent them across the stream, along with all his possessions.

Genesis 32:25
When the man saw that He could not overpower Jacob, He struck the socket of Jacob's hip and dislocated it as they wrestled.

Joshua 5:13
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in His hand. Joshua approached Him and asked, "Are You for us or for our enemies?"

Daniel 10:8
So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision. No strength remained in me; my face grew deathly pale, and I was powerless.

Hosea 12:3
In the womb he grasped his brother's heel, and in his vigor he wrestled with God.

Hosea 12:4
Yes, he struggled with the Angel and prevailed; he wept and sought His favor; he found Him at Bethel, and there He spoke with us--

Treasury of Scripture

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

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 unto 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.

man.

Genesis 32:28,30
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed…

Genesis 48:16
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

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, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

breaking of the day.

Exodus 14:27
And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

Song of Solomon 2:17
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.







Lexicon
So Jacob
יַעֲקֹ֖ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

was left
וַיִּוָּתֵ֥ר (way·yiw·wā·ṯêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

all alone,
לְבַדּ֑וֹ (lə·ḇad·dōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

and [there] a man
אִישׁ֙ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

wrestled
וַיֵּאָבֵ֥ק (way·yê·’ā·ḇêq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 79: To bedust, grapple

with him
עִמּ֔וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

until
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

daybreak.
עֲל֥וֹת (‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively
(24) There wrestled.--This verb, abak, occurs only here, and without doubt it was chosen because of its resemblance to the name Jabbok. Its probable derivation is from a word signifying dust, because wrestlers were quickly involved in a cloud of dust, or because, as was the custom in Greece, they rubbed their bodies with it.

A man.--Such he seemed to be to Jacob; but Hosea (Genesis 12:4) calls him an angel; and, in Genesis 32:30, Jacob recognises in him a manifestation of the Deity, as Hagar had done before, when an angel appeared to her (Genesis 16:13). There is no warrant for regarding the angel as an incarnation of Deity, any more than in the case of Manoah (Judges 13:22); but it was a manifestation of God mediately by His messenger, and was one of the many signs indicative of a more complete manifestation by the coming of the Word in the flesh. The opposite idea of many modern commentators, that the narrative is an allegory, is contradicted by the attendant circumstances, especially by the change of Jacob's name, and his subsequent lameness, to which national testimony was borne by the customs of the Jews.

Verse 24. - And Jacob was left alone (probably on the north bank of the Jabbok; but vide on ver. 23); and there wrestled - thus assaulting in his strong point one who had been a wrestler or heel-catcher from his youth (Murphy). The old word נֶךאבַק, niph. of אָבַק, unused, a dehorn, from חָבַק, dust, because in wrestling the dust is raised (Aben Ezra, Gesenius), or a weakened form of חָבַק, to wind round, to embrace (Furst), obviously contains an allusion to the Jabbok (vide on ver. 22) - a man - called an angel by Hosea (Genesis 12:4), and God by Jacob (ver. 30); but vide infra - with him until the breaking of the day - literally, the ascending of the morning. 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.
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