When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will
go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth--Gog and Magog--to
gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9 They
marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people,
the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil,
who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and
the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever
and ever. The New International Version
Jacob heard that Laban's sons were saying, "Jacob has taken everything our father
owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father." 2 And
Jacob noticed that Laban's attitude toward him was not what it had been.
3 Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your
relatives, and I will be with you."
4 So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks
were. 5 He said to them, "I see that your father's attitude toward me is not
what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me. 6 You know that I've
worked for your father with all my strength, 7 yet your father has cheated me by
changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me. 8 If he
said, 'The speckled ones will be your wages,' then all the flocks gave birth
to speckled young; and if he said, 'The streaked ones will be your wages,' then
all the flocks bore streaked young. 9 So God has taken away your father's livestock
and has given them to me.
10 "In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that
the male goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted. 11 The angel
of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob.' I answered, 'Here I am.' 12 And
he said, 'Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are
streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to
me. Now leave this land at once and go back to your native land.'" The New International
That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants 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, because
you have struggled with God and with men 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, 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, and he was limping because of his
hip. The New International Version