New Living Translation
Even in the womb, Jacob struggled with his brother; when he became a man, he even fought with God.
King James Bible
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
Darby Bible Translation
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he wrestled with God.
World English Bible
In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he contended with God.
Young's Literal Translation
In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he was a prince with God,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:3 He - Jacob. Took his brother - The design of mentioning this is to mind them of that goodness which God shewed them in their father Jacob. His strength - This strength was not of nature, but of grace. Strength received of God was well employed betimes; in it he wrestled for and obtained the blessing.
LibraryThe Unity of the Divine Essence in Three Persons Taught, in Scripture, from the Foundation of the World.
1. Scripture, in teaching that the essence of God is immense and spiritual, refutes not only idolaters and the foolish wisdom of the world, but also the Manichees and Anthropomorphites. These latter briefly refuted. 2. In this one essence are three persons, yet so that neither is there a triple God, nor is the simple essence of God divided. Meaning of the word Person in this discussion. Three hypostases in God, or the essence of God. 3. Objection of those who, in this discussion, reject the use of …
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion
The Time of Trouble
Then the other twin was born with his hand grasping Esau's heel. So they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when the twins were born.
This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break.
"Your name will no longer be Jacob," the man told him. "From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won."
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Jump to NextBody Brother's Contended Fighting Foot Godlike Grasped Heel Manhood Maturity Mother Power Prince Strength Strove Struggled Womb Wrestled
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