Genesis 32: 23-32
32:23 And having delivered over all the things that belonged to him,
32:24 he remained alone. And behold, a man wrestled with him until morning.
32:25 And when he saw that he would not be able to overcome him, he touched the nerve of his thigh, and immediately it withered.
32:26 And he said to him, “Release me, for now the dawn ascends.” He responded, “I will not release you, unless you bless me.”
32:27 Therefore he said, “What is your name?” He answered, “Jacob.”
32:28 But he said, “Your name will not be called Jacob, but Israel; for if you have been strong against God, how much more will you prevail against men?”
32:29 Jacob questioned him, “Tell me, by what name are you called?” He responded, “Why do you ask my name?” And he blessed him in the same place.
32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “I have seen God face to face, and my soul has been saved.”
32:31 And immediately the sun rose upon him, after he had crossed beyond Peniel. Yet in truth, he limped on his foot.
32:32 For this reason, the sons of Israel, even to the present day, do not eat the nerve that withered in Jacob’s thigh, because he touched the nerve of his thigh and it was obstructed.
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 9: 32-38
|9:32||And they went to Capernaum. And when they were in the house, he questioned them, “What did you discuss on the way?”|
|9:33||But they were silent. For indeed, on the way, they had disputed among themselves as to which of them was greater.|
|9:34||And sitting down, he called the twelve, and he said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be the last of all and the minister of all.”|
|9:35||And taking a child, he set him in their midst. And when he had embraced him, he said to them:|
|9:36||“Whoever receives one such child in my name, receives me. And whoever receives me, receives not me, but him who sent me.”|
|9:37||John responded to him by saying, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name; he does not follow us, and so we prohibited him.”|
|9:38||But Jesus said: “Do not prohibit him. For there is no one who can act with virtue in my name and soon speak evil about me.|