Parallel Verses

World English Bible

In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he contended with God.

New American Standard Bible

In the womb he took his brother by the heel,
And in his maturity he contended with God.

King James Version

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

Holman Bible

In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel,
and as an adult he wrestled with God.

International Standard Version

He circumvented his brother in the womb, and as an adult he fought with God.

A Conservative Version

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he had strength with God.

American Standard Version

In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he had power with God:

Amplified


In their mother’s womb he took his brother by the heel,
And in his maturity he contended with God.

Bible in Basic English

In the body of his mother he took his brother by the foot, and in his strength he was fighting with God;

Darby Translation

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he wrestled with God.

Julia Smith Translation

In the belly he circumvented his brother, and by his strength he was a leader with God.

King James 2000

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

Lexham Expanded Bible

In the womb he deceived his brother, and in his manhood he struggled with God.

Modern King James verseion

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He took his brother by the heel, when he was yet in his mother's womb: and in his strength he wrestled with God.

NET Bible

In the womb he attacked his brother; in his manly vigor he struggled with God.

New Heart English Bible

In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he contended with God.

The Emphasized Bible

In the womb, took he his brother by the heel; and, in his manly vigour, strove he with God:

Webster

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

Youngs Literal Translation

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And by his strength he was a prince with God,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
by the heel
עקב 
`aqab 
Usage: 5

in the womb
בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

and by his strength
און 
'own 
Usage: 12

he had power
שׂרה 
Sarah 
Usage: 3

References

Context Readings

God's Case Against Jacob's Heirs

2 Yahweh also has a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds he will repay him. 3 In the womb he took his brother by the heel; and in his manhood he contended with God. 4 Indeed, he struggled with the angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made supplication to him. He found him at Bethel, and there he spoke with us,



Cross References

Genesis 25:26

After that, his brother came out, and his hand had hold on Esau's heel. He was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.

Genesis 32:24-28

Jacob was left alone, and wrestled with a man there until the breaking of the day.

Romans 9:11

For being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him who calls,

James 5:16-18

Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.

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