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10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall you be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he was called Israel.

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No longer shall your name be Abram,[a] but your name shall be Abraham;[b] for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 17:5 That is exalted ancestor
  2. Genesis 17:5 Here taken to mean ancestor of a multitude

27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 28 Then the man[a] said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,[b] for you have striven with God and with humans,[c] and have prevailed.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 32:28 Heb he
  2. Genesis 32:28 That is The one who strives with God or God strives
  3. Genesis 32:28 Or with divine and human beings

15 God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

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31 Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, “Israel shall be your name”;

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34 To this day they continue to practice their former customs.

They do not worship the Lord and they do not follow the statutes or the ordinances or the law or the commandment that the Lord commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel.

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