22That night Jacob got
up and took his two
wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford
of the Jabbok.
23After he had sent them across the stream,
he sent over all his possessions.
24So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
25When 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.
26Then the man said,
“Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will
not let you go unless you
27The man asked him,
“What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.
28Then the man said,
“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
29Jacob said, “Please tell
me your name.”
But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then
he blessed him there.
30So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my
life was spared.”
31The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel, and he was limping because of his hip.
32Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the
socket of the hip, because
the socket of Jacob’s hip
was touched near the tendon.
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