Genesis 32:22-32

Jacob Struggles With God

22 That night Jacob got up. He took his two wives, his two female servants and his 11 sons and sent them across the Jabbok River.
23 After they had crossed the stream, he sent over everything he owned.
24 So Jacob was left alone. A man struggled with him until morning.
25 The man saw that he couldn't win. So he touched the inside of Jacob's hip. As Jacob struggled with the man, Jacob's hip was twisted.
26 Then the man said, "Let me go. It is morning." But Jacob replied, "I won't 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 not be Jacob anymore. Instead, it will be Israel. You have struggled with God and with men. And you have won."
29 Jacob said, "Please tell me your name." But he replied, "Why do you want to know my name?" Then he blessed Jacob there.
30 So Jacob named the place Peniel. He said, "I saw God face to face. But I'm still alive!"
31 The sun rose above Jacob as he passed by Peniel. He was limping because of his hip.
32 That's why the people of Israel don't eat the meat attached to the inside of the hip. They don't eat it to this very day. It's because the inside of Jacob's hip was touched.
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