King James Version
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
Darby Bible Translation
And the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?"
World English Bible
The angel of Yahweh said to him, "Why do you ask about my name, since it is wonderful?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger of Jehovah saith to him, 'Why is this -- thou dost ask for My name? -- and it is Wonderful.'
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CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
secret: or, wonderful
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?Judges 13:18 Parallel Commentaries
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And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
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