I just recall Jacob being called a worm before his name change to Israel
Isa 41:14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, [and] ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
to me the worm is "represents" symbolizes never "content or satisfied imaturity , still in growth and change ....
Jacob means Jacob = "heel holder" or "supplanter" –verb (used with object) 1. to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like.
2. to replace (one thing) by something else.
1250–1300; ME supplanten < L supplantāre to trip up, overthrow. See sup-, plant
1. remove, succeed. See replace
and Israel = "God prevails" note that "both "
names are used in this one verse ?
But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me
Mar 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
Mar 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Mar 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of [these] little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Mar 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched
Mar 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mar 9:45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Mar 9:46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mar 9:47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Mar 9:48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mar 9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt
Mar 9:50 Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.