Genesis 30:6
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New International Version
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me; he has listened to my plea and given me a son." Because of this she named him Dan.

New Living Translation
Rachel named him Dan, for she said, "God has vindicated me! He has heard my request and given me a son."

English Standard Version
Then Rachel said, “God has judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son.” Therefore she called his name Dan.

New American Standard Bible
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me, and has indeed heard my voice and has given me a son." Therefore she named him Dan.

King James Bible
And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rachel said, "God has vindicated me; yes, He has heard me and given me a son," and she named him Dan.

International Standard Version
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me! He has heard my voice and has given me a son." Therefore, she named him Dan.

NET Bible
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me. He has responded to my prayer and given me a son." That is why she named him Dan.

New Heart English Bible
Rachel said, "God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son." Therefore called she his name Dan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rachel said, "Now God has judged in my favor. He has heard my prayer and has given me a son." So she named him Dan [He Judges].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Rachel said: 'God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son.' Therefore called she his name Dan.

New American Standard 1977
Then Rachel said, “God has vindicated me, and has indeed heard my voice and has given me a son.” Therefore she named him Dan.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son. Therefore she called his name Dan.

King James 2000 Bible
And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

American King James Version
And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

American Standard Version
And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Rachel said: The Lord hath judged for me, and hath heard my voice, giving me a son, and therefore she called his name Dan.

Darby Bible Translation
And Rachel said, God has done me justice, and has also heard my voice, and given me a son; therefore she called his name Dan.

English Revised Version
And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore she called his name Dan.

World English Bible
Rachel said, "God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son." Therefore called she his name Dan.

Young's Literal Translation
and Rachel saith, 'God hath decided for me, and also hath hearkened to my voice, and giveth to me a son;' therefore hath she called his name Dan.
Study Bible
Dan and Naphtali
5Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son. 6Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me, and has indeed heard my voice and has given me a son." Therefore she named him Dan. 7Rachel's maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:5
Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son.

Genesis 30:7
Rachel's maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.

Genesis 49:16
"Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.

Numbers 1:38
Of the sons of Dan, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers' households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

Psalm 35:24
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me.

Psalm 43:1
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

Lamentations 3:59
O LORD, You have seen my oppression; Judge my case.
Treasury of Scripture

And Rachel said, God has judged me, and has also heard my voice, and has given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

A.M.

Genesis 29:32-35 And Leah conceived, and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben: …

Psalm 35:24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to your righteousness; and let …

Psalm 43:1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O …

Lamentations 3:59 O LORD, you have seen my wrong: judge you my cause.

Dan. that is, Judging.

Genesis 35:25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali:

Genesis 46:23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.

Genesis 49:16,17 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel…

Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

Jeremiah 13:2,24 So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins…

Jeremiah 15:14-20 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land which you …

(6) God hath judged me.--Rachel has no misgivings herself as to the rectitude of her conduct, and by the name she gives the child, she affirms that God also had given a decision in her favour; for "Dan" means judging. While, too, Leah had spoken of Jehovah, Rachel speaks of Elohim, not merely because she could not expect a child of Bilhah to be the ancestor of the Messiah, but because she was herself half an idolater (Genesis 31:19). When, however, she has a child of her own, she, too, taught by long trial, speaks of Jehovah (Genesis 30:24).

Verse 6. - And Rachel said, God hath judged me, - "hath chastened me," as in Genesis 15:14 (Ainsworth, Wordsworth); better, "hath procured for me justice," as if reckoning her sterility an injustice by the side of Leah's fecundity (Keil, Lange); or, hath carried through my cause like a patron, i.e. hath vindicated me from the reproach of barrenness (Munster, Rosenmüller); or, hath dealt with me according to his sovereign justice, withholding' from me the fruit of the womb while I was forgetful of my dependence on him, and granting me posterity when I approached him in humble supplication (Murphy), which it is obvious from the next clause that Rachel did - and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son. With undue severity older interpreters regard Rachel as using the Divine name more hypocritarum, who, when their schemes prosper, think that God favors them (Vatablus, Calvin). The employment of Elohim by Jacob and Rachel, supposed to mark the first thirteen verses as belonging to the primitive document (Tuch, Bleek, Kalisch), though by others (Davidson, Colenso) they are ascribed to the Jehovist, is sufficiently explained by Rachers consciousness that in a large measure her handmaid's son was rather the fruit of her own impious device than the gift of Jehovah (Hengstenberg). Therefore called she his name Dan - i.e. "Judge," one decreeing justice, vindex, from דּוּן, to judge (Gesenius, Keil, Lange, et alii), though, as in other proper names, e.g. Joseph, Zebulun, in which two verbs are alluded to, Michaelis thinks non ajudicando solum, sed et ab audiendo nomen accepisse Danem, and connects it with another verb, a denominative from an Arabic root, signifying to hear (vide 'Suppl.,' p. 425). And Rachel said,.... As soon as she heard that Bilhah had bore a son:

God hath judged me: and hereby testified his approbation, as she understood it, of the step she had took in giving her maid to her husband, and she was justified in what she had done:

and hath also heard my voice: of prayer; she had prayed to God that her maid might have a child, or she have one by her:

and hath given me a son; whom she reckoned her own, Bilhah being her servant, and so her children born of her, hers; or whom she adopted and called her own, and therefore took upon her to give it a name, as follows: and here let it be observed, that she looked upon this child as a gift of God, as the fruit of prayer, and as in mercy to her, God dealing graciously with her, and taking her part, and judging righteous judgment:

therefore called she his name Dan; which signifies "judgment"; the reason of it lies in the first clause of the verse. 30:1-13 Rachel envied her sister: envy is grieving at the good of another, than which no sin is more hateful to God, or more hurtful to our neighbours and ourselves. She considered not that God made the difference, and that in other things she had the advantage. Let us carefully watch against all the risings and workings of this passion in our minds. Let not our eye be evil towards any of our fellow-servants, because our Master's is good. Jacob loved Rachel, and therefore reproved her for what she said amiss. Faithful reproofs show true affection. God may be to us instead of any creature; but it is sin and folly to place any creature in God's stead, and to place that confidence in any creature, which should be placed in God only. At the persuasion of Rachel, Jacob took Bilhah her handmaid to wife, that, according to the usage of those times, her children might be owned as her mistress's children. Had not Rachel's heart been influenced by evil passions, she would have thought her sister's children nearer to her, and more entitled to her care than Bilhah's. But children whom she had a right to rule, were more desirable to her than children she had more reason to love. As an early instance of her power over these children, she takes pleasure in giving them names that carry in them marks of rivalry with her sister. See what roots of bitterness envy and strife are, and what mischief they make among relations. At the persuasion of Leah, Jacob took Zilpah her handmaid to wife also. See the power of jealousy and rivalship, and admire the wisdom of the Divine appointment, which joins together one man and one woman only; for God hath called us to peace and purity.
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