And he went up thence to Penuel
A place not far from Succoth, and to which also Jacob gave name, from the Lord's appearing to him there face to face, ( Genesis 32:30 ) but here was nothing of God in this place now:
and spoke unto them likewise;
desired bread for his men, as he had of the inhabitants of Succoth:
and the men of Penuel answered him as the men of Succoth had answered
denied him his request in the same jeering manner.