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Genesis 32:27-29 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

27 And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 28 Then he said, “Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel,[a] for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” 29 Then Jacob asked him, “Tell me, I pray, your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 32:28 That is He who strives with God or God strives
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Genesis 32:27-29 New International Version (NIV)

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,” he answered.

28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”

But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.

Footnotes:

  1. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
New International Version (NIV)

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