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Genesis 32:29-31 New Century Version (NCV)

29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.”

But the man said, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed Jacob there.

30 So Jacob named that place Peniel,[a] saying, “I have seen God face to face, but my life was saved.” 31 Then the sun rose as he was leaving that place, and Jacob was limping because of his leg.


  1. 32:30 Peniel This name means “the face of God.”
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Genesis 32:29-31 New International Version (NIV)

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,[a] 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,[b] and he was limping because of his hip.


  1. Genesis 32:30 Peniel means face of God.
  2. Genesis 32:31 Hebrew Penuel, a variant of Peniel
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