And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose on him, and he halted on his thigh.…
1. The sun-rising may be in special mercy unto tempted persons, as well as good to all.
2. Holy conquerors in temptation may go out halters.
3. Halting is no evil while it tends to humbling Jacob and his seed (ver. 31).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.