GENESIS 32:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.”

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Genesis 32:28 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And he said, וַיֹּ֗אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Thy name שִׁמְךָ֔ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
shall be called יֵֽאָמֵ֥ר To say (used with great latitude) called
no לֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
more עוֹד֙ Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more more
Jacob, יַֽעֲקֹב֙ Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
but אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not but
Israel: יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
as a prince hast thou power שָׂרִ֧יתָ To prevail prince power
with עִם 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
God אֱלֹהִ֛ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
and with וְעִם 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) and with
men, אֲנָשִׁ֖ים A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
and hast prevailed. וַתּוּכָֽל׃ To be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) prevailed

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  • 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.

  • 28  And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

  • 29  And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

  • 30  And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.




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