GENESIS 32:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 32:25 Translation & Meaning

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And when he saw וַיַּ֗רְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
that כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
he prevailed יָכֹל֙ To be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) prevailed
not לֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
against him, he touched וַיִּגַּ֖ע Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) against touched
the hollow בְּכַף The hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree); figuratively, power hollow
of his thigh; יְרֵכ֑וֹ The thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemistically the generative parts; figuratively, a shank, flank, side thigh
and the hollow כַּף The hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm-tree); figuratively, power hollow
of Jacob's יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacobs
thigh יֶ֣רֶךְ The thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemistically the generative parts; figuratively, a shank, flank, side thigh
was out of joint, וַתֵּ֙קַע֙ Properly, to sever oneself, i.e., (by implication) to be dislocated; figuratively, to abandon; causatively, to impale (and thus allow to drop to pieces by rotting) out joint
as he wrestled בְּהֵֽאָבְק֖וֹ To bedust, i.e., grapple wrestled
with עִמּֽוֹ׃ 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. עִמּֽוֹ׃ 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) him

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  • 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.

  • 27  And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.




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