Genesis 32:30
New International Version
So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared."

New Living Translation
Jacob named the place Peniel (which means "face of God"), for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared."

English Standard Version
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”

Berean Study Bible
So Jacob named the place Peniel, saying, “Indeed, I have seen God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

New American Standard Bible
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved."

King James Bible
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Christian Standard Bible
Jacob then named the place Peniel, "For I have seen God face to face," he said, "yet my life has been spared."

Contemporary English Version
Jacob said, "I have seen God face to face, and I am still alive." So he named the place Peniel.

Good News Translation
Jacob said, "I have seen God face-to-face, and I am still alive"; so he named the place Peniel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jacob then named the place Peniel, "For I have seen God face to face," he said, "and I have been delivered."

International Standard Version
Jacob would later call that place Peniel, because "I saw God face to face, but my life was spared."

NET Bible
So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, "Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived."

New Heart English Bible
Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, he said, "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Jacob named that place Peniel [Face of God], because he said, "I have seen God face to face, but my life was saved."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: 'for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.'

New American Standard 1977
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; for I have seen God face to face, and my soul was saved.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

American King James Version
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

American Standard Version
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for,'said he , I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Jacob called the name of that place, the Face of God; for, said he,I have seen God face to face, and my life was preserved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jacob called the name of the place Phanuel, saying: I have seen God face to face, and my soul has been saved.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel -- For I have seen God face to face, and my life has been preserved.

English Revised Version
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

World English Bible
Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, he said, "I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jacob calleth the name of the place Peniel: for 'I have seen God face unto face, and my life is delivered;'
Study Bible
Jacob Wrestles with God
29Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me Your name.” “Why do you ask My name?” he replied. And He blessed Jacob there. 30So Jacob named the place Peniel, saying, “Indeed, I have seen God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” 31The sun rose above him as he passed by Penuel, and he was limping because of his hip.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:12
Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

Genesis 16:13
So Hagar gave this name to the LORD who had spoken to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "Here I have seen the One who sees me!"

Exodus 24:10
and they saw the God of Israel. Under His feet was a work like a pavement made of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.

Exodus 24:11
But God did not lay His hand on the nobles of Israel; they saw Him, and they ate and drank.

Exodus 33:20
And He added, "You cannot see My face, for no one can see Me and live."

Numbers 12:8
I speak with him face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you unafraid to speak against My servant Moses?"

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?"

Judges 6:22
When Gideon realized that it was the Angel of the LORD, he said, "Oh no, Lord GOD! I have seen the Angel of the LORD face to face!"

Judges 13:22
"We are going to die," he said to his wife, "for we have seen God!"

1 Kings 12:25
Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. And from there he went out and built Penuel.

Treasury of Scripture

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Jacob.

Genesis 32:31
And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.

Penuel.

Genesis 28:19
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

Judges 8:8,17
And he went up thence to Penuel, and spake unto them likewise: and the men of Penuel answered him as the men of Succoth had answered him

1 Kings 12:25
Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.

Peniel.

I have.

Genesis 16:13
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

Exodus 24:10,11
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness…

Exodus 33:14,19-23
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest…







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

named
וַיִּקְרָ֧א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the place
הַמָּק֖וֹם (ham·mā·qō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

Peniel,
פְּנִיאֵ֑ל (pə·nî·’êl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6439: Penuel -- 'face of God', a place East of the Jordan, also two Israelites

saying, “Indeed,
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I have seen
רָאִ֤יתִי (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

God
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

face
פָּנִ֣ים (pā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

face,
פָּנִ֔ים (pā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and yet my life
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

was spared.”
וַתִּנָּצֵ֖ל (wat·tin·nā·ṣêl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver
(30) Peniel.--Elsewhere Penuel, and so probably it should be read here. It means, "the face of God." For the rest of the verse see Note on Genesis 16:13.

Verse 30. - And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel (i.e. "the face of God." Its situation must have been close to the Jabbok. The reason given for its designation follows): for I have seen God (Elohim) face to face, and my life is preserved (cf. Genesis 16:13; Exodus 14:11; Exodus 33:20; Judges 6:22; Judges 13:22; Isaiah 6:5). 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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