Genesis 32


(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .


i.e. two hosts, or bands -- the visible band, Jacob and his servants; the invisible band, God's angels. Cf. 2 Kings 6:13-17.


i.e. Esau's country. Genesis 25:30. (See Scofield "Genesis 36:1") .

and there wrestled

Jacob's crisis. Cf. Joshua 5:13-15; Job 42:5,6; Isaiah 6:1-8; Jeremiah 1:4-9; Ezekiel 1:28; 2:1-7; Daniel 10:1-12; Acts 9:1-6; Revelation 1:13-18.

shall be no more called Jacob

Both names are applied to the nation descended from Jacob. When used characteristically "Jacob" is the name for the natural posterity of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; "Israel" for the spiritual part of the nation. See Isaiah 9:8. The "word" was sent to all the people, "Jacob," but it "lighted upon Israel," i.e. was comprehended by the spiritual part of the people. See "Israel" Genesis 12:2,3.

(See Scofield "Romans 11:26") .

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