Genesis 32:26
New International Version
Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

New Living Translation
Then the man said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!" But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

English Standard Version
Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

Berean Study Bible
Then the man said, “Let Me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let You go unless You bless me.”

New American Standard Bible
Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

King James Bible
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Christian Standard Bible
Then he said to Jacob, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

Contemporary English Version
They kept on wrestling until the man said, "Let go of me! It's almost daylight." "You can't go until you bless me," Jacob replied.

Good News Translation
The man said, "Let me go; daylight is coming." "I won't, unless you bless me," Jacob answered.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He said to Jacob, "Let Me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me.""

International Standard Version
and said, "Let me go, because the dawn has come." "I won't let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me."

NET Bible
Then the man said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." "I will not let you go," Jacob replied, "unless you bless me."

New Heart English Bible
The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the man said, "Let me go; it's almost dawn." But Jacob answered, "I won't let you go until you bless me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said: 'Let me go, for the day breaketh.' And he said: 'I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.'

New American Standard 1977
Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.

American King James Version
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.

American Standard Version
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he said to him, Let me go, for the day has dawned; but he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to him: Let me go, for it is break of day. He answered: I will not let thee go except thou bless me.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.

English Revised Version
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh; And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.

World English Bible
The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Send me away, for the dawn hath ascended:' and he saith, 'I send thee not away, except thou hast blessed me.'
Study Bible
Jacob Wrestles with God
25When the man saw that He could not overpower Jacob, He struck the socket of Jacob’s hip and dislocated it as they wrestled. 26Then the man said, “Let Me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let You go unless You bless me.” 27“What is your name?” the man asked. “Jacob,” he replied.…
Cross References
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.

Genesis 32:27
"What is your name?" the man asked. "Jacob," he replied.

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 he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me.

Let me go.

Exodus 32:10
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

Deuteronomy 9:14
Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.

Song of Solomon 7:5
Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.

I will not.

Song of Solomon 3:4
It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Hosea 12:4
Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there he spake with us;

Luke 18:1-7
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; …

thou bless.

1 Chronicles 4:10
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

Psalm 67:1,6,7
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song. God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah…

Psalm 115:12,13
The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron…







Lexicon
Then [the man] said,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Let Me go,
שַׁלְּחֵ֔נִי (šal·lə·ḥê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

it is daybreak.”
עָלָ֖ה (‘ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

But Jacob replied,
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

let You go
אֲשַֽׁלֵּחֲךָ֔ (’ă·šal·lê·ḥă·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

unless
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

You bless me.”
בֵּרַכְתָּֽנִי׃ (bê·raḵ·tā·nî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse
(26) Let me go . . . --Heb., send me away, for the gleam of morning has gone up. The asking of permission to depart was the acknowledgment of defeat. The struggle must end at daybreak, because Jacob must now go to do his duty; and the wrestling had been for the purpose of giving him courage, and enabling him to meet danger and difficulty in the power of faith. A curious Jewish idea is that the angel was that one whose duty it was to defend and protect Esau. By the aid of his own protecting angel Jacob, they say, had overpowered him, and had won the birthright and the precedence as "Israel, a prince with God and man."

Except thou bless me.--The vanquished must yield the spoil to the victor; and Jacob, who had gradually become aware that the being who was wrestling with him was something more than man, asks of him, as his ransom, a blessing.

Verse 26. - And he (the man) said, Let me go (literally, send me away; meaning that he yielded the victory to Jacob, adding as a reason for his desire to depart), for the day breaketh - literally, for the morning or the dawn ascendeth; and therefore it is time for thee to proceed to other duties (Wilet, Clarke, Murphy), e.g. to meet Esau and appease his anger ('Speaker's Commentary'). Perhaps also the angel was unwilling that the vision which was meant for Jacob only should be seen by others (Pererius), or even that his own glory should be beheld by Jacob (Ainsworth). Calvin thinks the language was so shaped as to lead Jacob to infer nocturna visions se divinitus fuisse edoctum. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. The words show that Jacob now clearly recognized his mysterious Antagonist to be Divine, and sought to obtain from him the blessing which he had previously stolen from his aged father by craft. 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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