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.”

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.

New King James Version
And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “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.”

NASB 1995
Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

NASB 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.”

Amplified Bible
Then He said, “Let Me go, for day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let You go unless You declare a blessing on 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.”

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."”

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said to him, “Let me go, because dawn is rising”, and he said, “I shall not send you unless you have blessed 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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."

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."

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.'

Literal Standard Version
and He says, “Send Me away, for the dawn has ascended”: and he says, “I do not send You away, except You have blessed 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
Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." Jacob said, "I won't let you go unless you 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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 spoke with Him there--


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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

“I will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 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 7971: To send away, for, out

unless
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 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 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse


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