New Living Translation
Then the man said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!" But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
King James Bible
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.
World English Bible
The man said, "Let me go, for the day breaks." Jacob said, "I won't let you go, unless you bless me."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Send me away, for the dawn hath ascended:' and he saith, 'I send thee not away, except thou hast blessed me.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
32:26 Let me go - The angel, by an admirable condescension, speaks Jacob fair to let him go, as God said to Moses, Exo 32:10. Let me alone. Could not a mighty angel get clear of Jacob's grapples? He could; but thus he would put an honour upon Jacob's faith and prayer. The reason the angel gives why he would be gone is because the day breaks, and therefore he would not any longer detain Jacob, who had business to do, a journey to go, a family to look after. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me - He resolves he will have a blessing, and rather shall all his bones be put out of joint, than he will go away without one. Those that would have the blessing of Christ must be in good earnest, and be importunate for it.
LibraryThe Great Shepherd
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. I t is not easy for those, whose habits of life are insensibly formed by the customs of modern times, to conceive any adequate idea of the pastoral life, as obtained in the eastern countries, before that simplicity of manners, which characterized the early ages, was corrupted, by the artificial and false refinements of luxury. Wealth, in those …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
The Time of Trouble
Explanatory and Biographical
When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob's hip and wrenched it out of its socket.
"What is your name?" the man asked. He replied, "Jacob."
Yes, he wrestled with the angel and won. He wept and pleaded for a blessing from him. There at Bethel he met God face to face, and God spoke to him--
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