GENESIS 32:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.”

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Genesis 32:24 Translation & Meaning

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And Jacob יַֽעֲקֹ֖ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
was left וַיִּוָּתֵ֥ר To jut over or exceed; by implication, to excel; (intransitively) to remain or be left; causatively to leave, cause to abound, preserve left
alone; לְבַדּ֑וֹ Properly, separation; by implication, a part of the body, branch of a tree, bar for carrying; figuratively, chief of a city; especially (with prepositional prefix) as an adverb, apart, only, besides alone
and there wrestled וַיֵּֽאָבֵ֥ק To bedust, i.e., grapple wrestled
a man אִישׁ֙ Properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified H0120); hence, a man in general (singly or collectively) man
with עִמּ֔וֹ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
him until עַ֖ד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) until
the breaking עֲל֥וֹת To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative breaking
of the day. הַשָּֽׁחַר׃ Dawn (literal, figurative or adverbial) day

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  • 22  And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.

  • 23  And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.

  • 24  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

  • 25  And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.

  • 26  And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.




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