Genesis 32:26

26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

Read Genesis 32:26 Using Other Translations

And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

What does Genesis 32:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Genesis 32:26

And he said, let me go, for the day breaketh
This was said that he might seem to be a man that was desirous of going about his business, as men do early in the morning; though the true reason perhaps was, that his form might not be more distinctly seen by Jacob, and much less by any other person: and he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me;
for by his touching his thigh, and the effect of that, he perceived he was more than a man, even a divine Person, and therefore insisted upon being blessed by him: thus faith in prayer lays hold on God, and will not let him go without leaving the blessing it is pleading for; which shows the great strength of faith, and the efficacy of the prayer of faith with God; see ( Exodus 32:10 ) ( Isaiah 62:7 ) ( James 5:15 James 5:16 ) .

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