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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Genesis Chapter 32

Genesis 32:1

gen 32:1


(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Genesis 32:2

gen 32:2


That is, two hosts, or bands -- the visible band, Jacob and his servants; the invisible band, God's angels.

Compare (Kg2 6:13-17).

Genesis 32:3

gen 32:3


That is, Esau's country. (Gen 25:30).

(See Scofield) - (Gen 36:1).

Genesis 32:24

gen 32:24

and there wrestled

Jacob's crisis.

Compare (Jos 5:13-15); (Job 42:5); (Job 42:6); (Isa 6:1-8); (Jer 1:4-9); (Eze 1:28); (Eze 2:1-7); (Dan 10:1-12); (Act 9:1-6); (Rev 1:13-18).

Genesis 32:28

gen 32:28

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 (Isa 9:8). The "word" was sent to all the people, "Jacob," but it "lighted upon Israel," that is, was comprehended by the spiritual part of the people. See "Israel" (Gen 12:2); (Gen 12:3).

(See Scofield) - (Rom 11:26).

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