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Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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.

Genesis 32:24
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

Genesis 32:25
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

Smith's Bible Dictionary


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wrestle.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

res'-ling ('abhaq; pale).

See GAMES, sec. II, 3, (i); JACOB; NAPHTALI.

3823. pale -- wrestling, generally fight
... wrestling, generally fight. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pale
Phonetic Spelling: (pal'-ay) Short Definition: a wrestling, struggle Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5319. naphtulim -- wrestlings
... wrestling. From pathal; properly, wrestled; but ued (in the plural) transitively,
a struggle -- wrestling. see HEBREW pathal. 5318, 5319. naphtulim. 5320 . ...
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5321. Naphtali -- a son of Jacob, also his desc. and the district ...
... Naphtali. From pathal; my wrestling; Naphtali, a son of Jacob, with the tribe descended
from him, and its territory -- Naphtali. see HEBREW pathal. 5320, 5321 ...
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pray.""Luke 11:1. "Jacob called the name of the place Peniel.""Genesis 32:30. ...
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A Double Wrestling Match.
... The Great Outside Hindrance A double Wrestling Match. Now turn back to the
illustration section of our Book for a remarkably graphic ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on prayer/a double wrestling match.htm

Wrestling with the Angel
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CCXV WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL. ... The secret
of Thy love unfold. Wrestling, I will not let Thee go,. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/ccxv wrestling with the angel.htm

How Shall one Make Use of Christ as the Life, when Wrestling with ...
WITH AN ANGRY GOD BECAUSE OF SIN? That we may give some ...
/.../brown/christ the way the truth and the life/chapter xxvii how shall one.htm

Argument. --That God Also Appeared to Jacob as an Angel; Namely ...
... And He saw that He did not prevail against him; and He touched the broad part of
Jacob's thigh while He was wrestling with him and he with Him, and said to him ...
/.../chapter xix argument that god also.htm

The Exercises Suited to a Good Life.
... But they are not to be encouraged to engage in wrestling or running, but are to
exercise themselves in spinning, and weaving, and superintending the cooking if ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter x the exercises suited to.htm

Prayer and Importunity
... It is not a want, half-needed, but a sheer necessity. The wrestling quality in
importunate prayers does not spring from physical vehemence or fleshly energy. ...
/.../bounds/the necessity of prayer/vi prayer and importunity.htm

Constant, Instant, Expectant
... prayer is frequently spoken of in Scripture as an agony""striving together with
me in your prayers." We frequently speak of it as "wrestling," and we do well ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 25 1879/constant instant expectant.htm

... Our spiritual "wrestling," of which we are often so proud, is really a wrestling,
not for God against His enemies, but against Him on the side of His enemies. ...
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The First Theological Oration.
... one point, namely, which of the propositions submitted to them they shall bind or
loose, (like those persons who in the theatres perform wrestling matches in ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/oration xxvii the first theological.htm

Wrestling (8 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. WRESTLING. res'-ling ('abhaq; pale). ... II, 3, (i);
JACOB; NAPHTALI. Multi-Version Concordance Wrestling (8 Occurrences). ...
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... 2. (vt) Hence, to struggle; to strive earnestly; to contend. 3. (vt) To
wrestle with; to seek to throw down as in wrestling. 4. (n ...
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... 1. (n.) A wrestling school; hence, a gymnasium, or place for athletic exercise
in general. 2. (n.) A wrestling; the exercise of wrestling. Int. ...
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Agony (20 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Contest; wrestling; severe struggling with pain
and suffering. Anguish is the reflection on evil that ...
/a/agony.htm - 18k

Behalf (140 Occurrences)
... Romans 15:30 But I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and
by the love which His Spirit inspires, to help me by wrestling in prayer to ...
/b/behalf.htm - 37k

Naphtali (51 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary My wrestling, the fifth son of Jacob. His mother
was Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid (Genesis 30:8). When Jacob ...
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Jabbok (7 Occurrences)
... A pouring out, or a wrestling, one of the streams on the east of Jordan, into which
it falls about midway between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, or about ...
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Lock (6 Occurrences)
... flintlock, percussion lock, etc. 8. (n.) A device for keeping a wheel from
turning. 9. (n.) A grapple in wrestling. 10. (vt) To fasten ...
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Games (2 Occurrences)
... The Olympic, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian games were esteemed as of great national
importance, and the victors at any of these games of wrestling, racing, etc ...
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Greets (9 Occurrences)
... Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ,
sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that ...
/g/greets.htm - 8k

Wrestling (8 Occurrences)

Romans 15:30
But I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love which His Spirit inspires, to help me by wrestling in prayer to God on my behalf,

Ephesians 6:12
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Colossians 4:12
Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm--Christians of ripe character and of clear conviction as to everything which is God's will.

1 Timothy 4:10
and here is the motive of our toiling and wrestling, because we have our hopes fixed on the ever-living God, who is the Saviour of all mankind, and especially of believers.

Hebrews 12:4
Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, wrestling against sin.

Genesis 32:25
and he seeth that he is not able for him, and he cometh against the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh is disjointed in his wrestling with him;

Job 5:13
Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened,

Ezekiel 9:9
Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of wrestling 'of judgment': for they say, Jehovah hath forsaken the land, and Jehovah seeth not.



Wrestling: Figurative

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Agony (20 Occurrences)

Behalf (140 Occurrences)

Naphtali (51 Occurrences)

Jabbok (7 Occurrences)

Lock (6 Occurrences)

Games (2 Occurrences)

Greets (9 Occurrences)

Wrestleth (1 Occurrence)

Wresting (1 Occurrence)

Wrestlings (1 Occurrence)

World's (21 Occurrences)

Wrestler (3 Occurrences)

Inspires (6 Occurrences)

Forces (123 Occurrences)

Toil (66 Occurrences)

Toiling (8 Occurrences)

Throw (135 Occurrences)

Trip (4 Occurrences)

Ripe (29 Occurrences)

Realms (6 Occurrences)

Entreat (55 Occurrences)

Ever-living (20 Occurrences)

Disjointed (1 Occurrence)

Down (12601 Occurrences)

Motive (3 Occurrences)

Mankind (80 Occurrences)

Principalities (7 Occurrences)

Pull (32 Occurrences)

Peniel (4 Occurrences)

Bondservant (34 Occurrences)

Bondslave (3 Occurrences)

Character (27 Occurrences)

Capturing (3 Occurrences)

Cast (640 Occurrences)

Christians (13 Occurrences)

Conviction (10 Occurrences)

Close (186 Occurrences)

Captures (5 Occurrences)

Sends (94 Occurrences)

Subtilty (9 Occurrences)

Hip (8 Occurrences)

Powers (43 Occurrences)

Greetings (48 Occurrences)

Psalms (44 Occurrences)

Firm (111 Occurrences)

Wickedness (232 Occurrences)

Fixed (284 Occurrences)

Believers (50 Occurrences)

Hopes (24 Occurrences)

Angel (209 Occurrences)

Darkness (177 Occurrences)

Philippians (2 Occurrences)

Heavenly (51 Occurrences)

Rulers (310 Occurrences)

Dark (234 Occurrences)

Hug (1 Occurrence)

Purity (16 Occurrences)

Hastened (48 Occurrences)

Blood (435 Occurrences)

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Age (404 Occurrences)

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Anem (1 Occurrence)

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