22 The same nightA he got upB and took his two wives,C his two maids,D and his eleven children,E
and crossedF the fordG of the Jabbok.H 23 He took them and sentI them across the stream,J and likewise everything that he had.
24 JacobK was leftL alone; and a manM wrestledN with him until daybreak.O, P
25 When the man saw that he did not prevailQ against Jacob, he struckR him on the hipS socket;T and Jacob’s hip was put out of jointU as he wrestled with him.
26 Then he said, “Let me go,V for the day is breaking.”
But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you blessW me.”
27 So he said to him, “What is your name?”X
And he said, “Jacob.”
28 Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel,Y for you have strivenZ with GodAA and with humans,BB and have prevailed.”
29 Then Jacob askedCC him, “PleaseDD tellEE me your name.”
But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.
30 So Jacob calledFF the placeGG Peniel,HH saying, “For I have seen God faceII to face, and yet my lifeJJ is preserved.”KK
31 The sunLL roseMM upon him as he passedNN Penuel, limpingOO because of his hip.
Image credit: “Jacob Wrestling with the Angel” at the market square in Grafenstein, Austria. Photo by Johann Jaritz.