15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai(A) your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.(B)

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28 Then the man said, “Your name(A) will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a](B) because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.

10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,[a] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[b](A) So he named him Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  2. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.

Now Israel(A) loved Joseph more than any of his other sons,(B) because he had been born to him in his old age;(C) and he made an ornate[a] robe(D) for him.(E)

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  1. Genesis 37:3 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain; also in verses 23 and 32.

13 and Israel(A) said to Joseph, “As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem.(B) Come, I am going to send you to them.”

“Very well,” he replied.

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Israel(A) asked, “Why did you bring this trouble(B) on me by telling the man you had another brother?”

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And God spoke to Israel(A) in a vision at night(B) and said, “Jacob! Jacob!”

“Here I am,”(C) he replied.

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31 Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.”(A)

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34 To this day they persist in their former practices. They neither worship the Lord nor adhere to the decrees and regulations, the laws and commands that the Lord gave the descendants of Jacob, whom he named Israel.(A)

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Descendants of Sarah(A)

34 Abraham(B) was the father of Isaac.(C)

The sons of Isaac:

Esau and Israel.(D)

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“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram(A) and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans(B) and named him Abraham.(C)

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Stubborn Israel

48 “Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob,
    you who are called by the name of Israel(A)
    and come from the line of Judah,(B)
you who take oaths(C) in the name of the Lord(D)
    and invoke(E) the God of Israel—
    but not in truth(F) or righteousness—

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42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called(A) Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter[a]).(B)

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Footnotes

  1. John 1:42 Cephas (Aramaic) and Peter (Greek) both mean rock.