15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai(A) your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.(B)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[a] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[b](A) So he named him Israel.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  2. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Now Israel(A) loved Joseph more than any of his other sons,(B) because he had been born to him in his old age;(C) and he made an ornate[a] robe(D) for him.(E)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 37:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verses 23 and 32.
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

13 and Israel(A) said to Joseph, “As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem.(B) Come, I am going to send you to them.”

“Very well,” he replied.

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Israel(A) asked, “Why did you bring this trouble(B) on me by telling the man you had another brother?”

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

And God spoke to Israel(A) in a vision at night(B) and said, “Jacob! Jacob!”

“Here I am,”(C) he replied.

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

31 Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.”(A)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

34 To this day they persist in their former practices. They neither worship the Lord nor adhere to the decrees and regulations, the laws and commands that the Lord gave the descendants of Jacob, whom he named Israel.(A)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Descendants of Sarah(A)

34 Abraham(B) was the father of Isaac.(C)

The sons of Isaac:

Esau and Israel.(D)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram(A) and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans(B) and named him Abraham.(C)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Stubborn Israel

48 “Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob,
    you who are called by the name of Israel(A)
    and come from the line of Judah,(B)
you who take oaths(C) in the name of the Lord(D)
    and invoke(E) the God of Israel—
    but not in truth(F) or righteousness—

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called(A) Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter[a]).(B)

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. John 1:42 Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) both mean rock.
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Bible Gateway Recommends

NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
Retail: $7.99
Our Price: $5.49
Save: $2.50 (31%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Action Bible
The Action Bible
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $14.99
Save: $15.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NIV Value Outreach Bible, Paperback
NIV Value Outreach Bible, Paperback
Retail: $3.99
Our Price: $2.99
Save: $1.00 (25%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
The Story Bible, NIV
The Story Bible, NIV
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $7.50
Save: $12.49 (62%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors