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Genesis 32:22-31e. Jacob wrestles with a "man" at the Jabbok and is renamed Israel because he has "striven with God and with humans, and has prevailed." 

Romans 9:1-5. Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, declares his great concern and anguish for his own people. 

Matthew 14:13-21. Upon hearing of the death of John the Baptist, Jesus and the disciples withdraw to a quiet place, but the crowd follows, and more than 5000 people are fed. 


  • Genesis 32:22–31
  • Psalm 17:1–7, 15 (UMH 749)
  • Romans 9:1–5
  • Matthew 14:13–21
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