Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Then Rachel said, "I have fought a desperate struggle with my sister, but I have won." So she named him Naphtali.
"Exert every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.]
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings.
Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to join fervently with me in prayer to God on my behalf.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those who have not met me face to face.
Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave of Christ, greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
During his earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion.
"No longer will your name be Jacob," the man told him, "but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed."
the Angel who has protected me from all harm -- bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a multitude on the earth."
Each of them will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from a rainstorm; like streams of water in a dry region and like the shade of a large cliff in a parched land.
In the womb he attacked his brother; in his manly vigor he struggled with God.
1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man is from the earth, made of dust; the second man is from heaven.
Breaking of the day
So Moses extended his hand toward the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state when the sun began to rise. Now the Egyptians were fleeing before it, but the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the middle of the sea.
Song of Songs 2:17
The Beloved to Her Lover: Until the dawn arrives and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved -- be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountain gorges.