This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until dawn.
When the man saw that he couldn't win the match, he struck Jacob's hip and knocked it out of joint at the socket.
Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is dawn."But Jacob panted, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
"What is your name?" the man asked.He replied, "Jacob."
"Your name will no longer be Jacob," the man told him. "It is now Israel, a because you have struggled with both God and men and have won."
"What is your name?" Jacob asked him."Why do you ask?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.
Jacob named the place Peniel -- "face of God" -- for he said, "I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared."
The sun rose as he left Peniel, b and he was limping because of his hip.
That is why even today the people of Israel don't eat meat from near the hip, in memory of what happened that night.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)