27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,”(A) he answered.

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

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”(E)

But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?”(F) Then he blessed(G) him there.

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Footnotes

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