Genesis 32:27

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.

Genesis 32:27 in Other Translations

27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
27 And he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob."
27 “What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.”
27 The man said, "What's your name?" He answered, "Jacob."
27 "What is your name?" the man asked. "Jacob!" he replied.

Genesis 32:27 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 32:27

And he said unto him, what [is] thy name?
&c.] Which question is put, not as being ignorant of it, but in order to take occasion from it, and the change of it, to show that he had granted his request, and had blessed him, and would yet more and more: and he said, Jacob;
the name given him at his birth, and by which he had always been called, and therefore tells it him at once, not staying to ask the reason of the question.

Genesis 32:27 In-Context

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.”
29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 25:26
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