New International Version
The man asked him, "What is your name?" "Jacob," he answered.
King James Bible
And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
World English Bible
He said to him, "What is your name?" He said, "Jacob."
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto him, 'What is thy name?' and he saith, 'Jacob.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let me go, for the day breaketh - Probably meaning, that as it was now morning, Jacob must rejoin his wives and children, and proceed on their journey. Though phantoms are supposed to disappear when the sun rises, that could be no reason in this case. Most of the angelic appearances mentioned in the Old and New Testaments took place in open day, which put their reality out of question.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMahanaim: the Two Camps
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim' (i.e. Two camps).--GENESIS xxxii. 1, 2. This vision came at a crisis in Jacob's life. He has just left the house of Laban, his father-in-law, where he had lived for many years, and in company with a long caravan, consisting of wives, children, servants, and all his wealth turned into cattle, is journeying back again to Palestine. His road …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of the Name of God
The Angel of the Lord in the Pentateuch, and the Book of Joshua.
Meditations for the Morning.
Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome."
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