Jacob

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The origin of the name Jacob is Hebrew

 

This is how Jacob is written in Hebrew:

יַעֲקֹב = Ya`aqob

 

This is how Jacob is written in Greek

Ἰακώβ = Iakōb

 

The  biblical meaning of the name Jacob is heel holder, supplanter.

 

Jacob was the younger of the twin sons of Isaac, also called Israel

 

The name Jacob appears in the bible in the following verses:

Genesis 25:26 KJV
And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

Genesis 25:27 KJV
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

Genesis 25:28 KJV
And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

Genesis 25:29 KJV
And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

Genesis 25:30 KJV
And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

Genesis 25:31 KJV
And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.

Genesis 25:33 KJV
And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Genesis 25:34 KJV
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Genesis 27:6 KJV
And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying,

Genesis 27:11 KJV
And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:

Genesis 27:15 KJV
And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

Genesis 27:17 KJV
And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

Genesis 27:19 KJV
And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.

Genesis 27:21 KJV
And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.

Genesis 27:22 KJV
And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

Genesis 27:30 KJV
And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

Genesis 27:36 KJV
And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Genesis 27:41 KJV
And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.

Genesis 27:42 KJV
And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

Genesis 27:46 KJV
And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

Genesis 28:1 KJV
And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.

Genesis 28:5 KJV
And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

Genesis 28:6 KJV
When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;

Genesis 28:7 KJV
And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padanaram;

Genesis 28:10 KJV
And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.

Genesis 28:16 KJV
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

Genesis 28:18 KJV
And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.

Genesis 28:20 KJV
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,

Genesis 29:1 KJV
Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.

Genesis 29:4 KJV
And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we.

Genesis 29:10 KJV
And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

Genesis 29:11 KJV
And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

Genesis 29:12 KJV
And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son: and she ran and told her father.

Genesis 29:13 KJV
And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.

Genesis 29:15 KJV
And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

Genesis 29:18 KJV
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

Genesis 29:20 KJV
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Genesis 29:21 KJV
And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her.

Genesis 29:28 KJV
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

Genesis 30:1 KJV
And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Genesis 30:2 KJV
And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Genesis 30:4 KJV
And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her.

Genesis 30:5 KJV
And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.

Genesis 30:7 KJV
And Bilhah Rachel’s maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

Genesis 30:9 KJV
When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.

Genesis 30:10 KJV
And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son.

Genesis 30:12 KJV
And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a second son.

Genesis 30:16 KJV
And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.

Genesis 30:17 KJV
And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.

Genesis 30:19 KJV
And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.

NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew 1:2 KJV
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

Matthew 1:15 KJV
And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

Matthew 1:16 KJV
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

Matthew 8:11 KJV
And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 22:32 KJV
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Mark 12:26 KJV
And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Luke 1:33 KJV
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Luke 3:34 KJV
Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

Luke 13:28 KJV
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Luke 20:37 KJV
Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

John 4:5 KJV
Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

John 4:6 KJV
Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

John 4:12 KJV
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

Acts 3:13 KJV
The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

Acts 7:8 KJV
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

Acts 7:12 KJV
But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.

Acts 7:14 KJV
Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

Acts 7:15 KJV
So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,

Acts 7:32 KJV
Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

Acts 7:46 KJV
Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

Romans 9:13 KJV
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Romans 11:26 KJV
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

Hebrews 11:9 KJV
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

Hebrews 11:20 KJV
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.

Hebrews 11:21 KJV
By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.