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Genesis 32 - NIV

22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.

23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.

24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.

25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.

26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

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.

30 So Jacob called the place Peniel,[b] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”

31 The sun rose above him as he passed Peniel,[c] and he was limping because of his hip.


a. Genesis 32:28 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
b. Genesis 32:30 Peniel means face of God.
c. Genesis 32:31 Hebrew Penuel, a variant of Peniel

Sermons on Genesis 32 More sermons: Genesis 32

Rev.Andrew B Natarajan avatar
Shared by: Rev.Andrew B Natarajan on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jacob wrestle with God to receive the blessings
Series: Blessings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 49
Matthew Botha avatar
Fighting for God's blessing
Shared by: Matthew Botha on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jacob wrestles with God
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 423
Tom Shepard avatar
Changed For The Better
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at what happened when Jacob's life was changed forever. There is a four step process of change: 1. The first step is CRISIS 2. The second step is COMMITMENT 3. The third step is CONFESSION 4. The fourth step is COOPERATION
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-31
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 7,180
Dwayne Dickson avatar
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Shared by: Dwayne Dickson on Mar, 2016
Summary: We learn through the story of Jacob that God is there for us during our darkest moments. All we must do is cling to Jesus and Jesus will give us the victory.
Ken Ritz avatar
Your New Name
Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part one of a series on the life of Jacob
John Gaston avatar
How to have POWER WITH GOD
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2016
Summary: Of Jacob it was said, "As a Prince you have power with God." Why? Because he wrestled in prayer and prevailed. Do we wish to have "power with God?" Here's your chance to find out how.
Paul Basehore avatar
Jacob: The Beginning of a Nation
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2016
Summary: God will still fulfill his promises, even in the middle of difficulty
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Wrestling Match
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2015
Summary: Jacob wrestles with an angel. He receives the name Israel, for he strives with God.
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 662
William R. Nabaza avatar
No longer a deceiver
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2015
Summary: To show that GOD changed our names to CHRISTians as follower of GOD before enemies of GOD we prevail over GOD (in our prayers) and with men.
Scripture: Genesis 32:28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 953
Chris Beam avatar
What Does It Take to be Transformed?
Shared by: Chris Beam on Sep, 2015
Summary: A look at the process God often uses in helping us to become the kind of people He wants for us to be.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
A Metaphor for Prayer: Jacob's Wrestling Match
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: A brief outline on which to build a prayer-night sermon.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-29
Views: 1,205
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Struggling With God"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Oct, 2014
Summary: The sermon shares how we all struggle in life and with God.
James May avatar
The Wrestling Match
Shared by: James May on Aug, 2014
Summary: Jacob wrestled with the Lord all night, until the breaking of the day. The lesson that many us need to learn is that we are all wrestlers, but the time must come when we must let God win or be lost. Our walk will forever be changed just as Jacob's was.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:6-31
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,109
James Reginald Levert avatar
My last day living like this!
Shared by: James Reginald Levert on Aug, 2014
Summary: Sermon aimed at those who are sick in tried of being sick in tried. and now looking for a change.
Scripture: Genesis 32:9-26
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,209
Larry Turner avatar
Funeral for a broken family
Shared by: Larry Turner on May, 2014
Summary: Funeral based on forgiveness for a fractured family
David DeWitt avatar
What is in a Name?
Shared by: David DeWitt on Apr, 2014
Summary: This message was given in preparation of our church pursuit of a name change
Scripture: Genesis 32:28
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 705
Craig Benner avatar
Darkness and Deception spell Danger
Shared by: Craig Benner on Oct, 2013
Summary: An original "Trick or Treat" message. Halloween is not for Christians.
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 217
Pastor Amos Dele Dada avatar
The Cry you Must Cry (Part 1 of 7)
Shared by: Pastor Amos Dele Dada on Jul, 2013
Summary: There is need for us to pray. When we pray God will answer. Hence, there is cry we must cry. Until we cry that cry we may loose people and property. Are you willing to cry the cry you must cry? the cry for help? God is willing to answer you speedily.
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-29
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,283
J. D. Greear avatar
Wrestling All Night
Shared by: J. D. Greear on Jul, 2013
Summary: Prayer is the most undervalued resource in our lives and our families and our church. The Bible teaches us that all the blessings that God wants to bestow on us, he does so through prayer.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:9-30
Views: 8,500
bala samson avatar
Wrestling match with Heavenly Dad!
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2012
Summary: Who do you think said these words? God to Jacob! This scripture arrested me! I kept meditating until I got choked with emotions!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 32:21-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 909
John Lowe avatar
A Name Change
Shared by: John Lowe on Oct, 2012
Summary: For the most part, names don’t mean much today; they are chosen because the parents like the way they sound, and many names are picked out of books that list every conceivable name. But that’s not how it was in the Old Testament. Names were significant i
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,258
Danny Moss avatar
"God Moments"
Shared by: Danny Moss on Jun, 2012
Summary: This sermon deals with the times in our lives that we encounter God as He works in our lives and reveals Himself and His will to us, and calls and prepares us for His service.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,463
Jerry Flury avatar
Having Power with God
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Mar, 2012
Summary: Most spend their lives living nominal Christian lives with little or no power. If you and I desire to be more than mundane believers and to have power with God I believe we need to have four key elements – humility, faith, perseverance, and holiness.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,790
Isaac Butterworth avatar
Your Character Arc
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Jul, 2011
Summary: If you’re a person of faith, you are a person in process. It’s process guided by the Holy Spirit, of course, and what he’s doing is -- he’s transforming you from building your life around yourself to building it around God.
Christine Forehand avatar
Something's Gotta Give!
Shared by: Christine Forehand on May, 2011
Summary: What is happening with our churches today? Or should I say "not" happening? Something's gotta give in our circumstances, in our worship, and in our outreach!
Bruce Ball avatar
Shared by: Bruce Ball on May, 2011
Summary: Have you ever wanted something so badly from God that you were willing to not let Him go until you got it?
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 32:24-28
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,797
Tim Smith avatar
From Denial to Deliverance
Shared by: Tim Smith on Mar, 2011
Summary: In our Scripture today, Jacob lived a life of denial and deception. From the time Jacob was born, he had an internal struggle with his own personal identity.
Series: Conversions
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-28
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,103
C. Philip Green avatar
The Blessing of Brokenness
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Mar, 2011
Summary: If we want to be truly blessed and be a blessing to others, we must let God break us of our self-sufficiency and our sin.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 6,929
Raquel Martinez avatar
Resultados de un Encuentro con Dios
Shared by: Raquel Martinez on Mar, 2011
Summary: Cuando tienes un encuentro con Dios, habran cambios en tu vida. No podemos tener una experiencia con Dios y seguir siendo igual.
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-30
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,910
Gordon Curley avatar
Wrestling with God
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Jacob Wrestles With God. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 697