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31 Jacob named the place Peniel,[a] “because I have seen God face to face,” he said, “yet my life has been spared.”(A)

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  1. 32:31 Peniel: a variant of the word Penuel (v. 32), the name of a town on the north bank of the Jabbok in Gilead (Jgs 8:8–9, 17; 1 Kgs 12:25). The name is explained as meaning “the face of God,” peni-’el. Yet my life has been spared: see note on 16:13.

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