32:22 The same night he got
up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children,
and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise
everything that he had.
Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck
him on the hip socket; and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he
wrestled with him.
Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But
Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless
So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said,
Then the man said, "You shall no longer be called Jacob, but
Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have
Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he
said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he
So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen
God face to face, and yet my life is preserved."
The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his
17:1 Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry; give ear to my
prayer from lips free of deceit.
From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right.
If you try my heart, if you visit me by night, if you test me, you
will find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.
As for what others do, by the word of your lips I have avoided the
ways of the violent.
My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear
to me, hear my words.
Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek
refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake
I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.
9:1 I am speaking the truth in Christ--I am not lying; my
conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit--
I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from
Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the
They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory,
the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the
to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the
flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed forever.
14:13 Now when Jesus heard
this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by
himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot
from the towns.
When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion
for them and cured their sick.
When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said,
"This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the
crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for
Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them
something to eat."
They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two
And he said, "Bring them here to me."
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the
five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed
and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the
disciples gave them to the crowds.
And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over
of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.
And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and