28 Then the man said, “Your name(A) will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a](B) because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
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28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

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In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel;(A)
    as a man he struggled(B) with God.
He struggled with the angel and overcame him;
    he wept and begged for his favor.
He found him at Bethel(C)
    and talked with him there—

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He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

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;

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