So he said to the men of Peniel, “When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower.”(A)

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17 He also pulled down the tower of Peniel(A) and killed the men of the town.(B)

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30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[a] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face,(A) and yet my life was spared.”

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 32:30 Peniel means face of God.

Golden Calves at Bethel and Dan

25 Then Jeroboam fortified Shechem(A) in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. From there he went out and built up Peniel.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 12:25 Hebrew Penuel, a variant of Peniel