And God appeared to Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.…
1. God makes good His general blessing in special effects to His saints.
2. God minds His saints of their own mean name and state in changing
3. God alone removeth the lost estate and name of His people.
4. God alone bringeth His saints to a higher name and state.
5. God's sanction alone settles the name and glory of His saints.
6. This sanction God repeats at His pleasure for His people (ver. 10).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
He called his name Israel —
Parallel VersesKJV: And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him.