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.
King James Bible
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jacob remained alone; and a man wrestled with him until the rising of the dawn.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
32:24 Very early in the morning, a great while before day. Jacob had helped his wives and children over the river, and he desired to be private, and was left alone, that he might again spread his cares and fears before God in prayer. While Jacob was earnest in prayer, stirring up himself to take hold on God, an angel takes hold on him. Some think this was a created angel, one of those that always behold the face of our Father. Rather it was the angel of the covenant, who often appeared in a human shape, before he assumed the human nature. We are told by the prophet, Hos 12:4, how Jacob wrestled, he wept and made supplication; prayers and tears were his weapons. It was not only a corporal, but a spiritual wrestling by vigorous faith and holy desire.
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He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. I t is not easy for those, whose habits of life are insensibly formed by the customs of modern times, to conceive any adequate idea of the pastoral life, as obtained in the eastern countries, before that simplicity of manners, which characterized the early ages, was corrupted, by the artificial and false refinements of luxury. Wealth, in those …
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He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground.
After taking them to the other side, he sent over all his possessions.
When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob's hip and wrenched it out of its socket.
When Joshua was near the town of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and demanded, "Are you friend or foe?"
So I was left there all alone to see this amazing vision. My strength left me, my face grew deathly pale, and I felt very weak.
Even in the womb, Jacob struggled with his brother; when he became a man, he even fought with God.
Yes, he wrestled with the angel and won. He wept and pleaded for a blessing from him. There at Bethel he met God face to face, and God spoke to him--
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