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.”

Genesis 32:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
ESV
26 Then he said, "Let me go, for the day has broken." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
NLT
26 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.”
MSG
26 The man said, "Let me go; it's daybreak." Jacob said, "I'm not letting you go 'til you bless me."
CSB
26 Then He said to Jacob, "Let Me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob said, "I will not let You go unless You bless me."

Genesis 32:26 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .

Genesis 32:26 In-Context

24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
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.”
27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.
28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

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