And of Naphtali he said: -- O Naphtali, satisfied with pleasure, And full of the blessing of Jehovah, West and south possess thou.
Deuteronomy 33:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O Naphtali, satisfied with favor - Though this may refer to the very great fertility of the country that fell to this tribe, yet certainly something more is intended. Scarcely any of the tribes was more particularly favored by the wondrous mercy and kindness of God, than this and the tribe of Zebulun. The light of the glorious Gospel of Christ shone brightly here, Matthew 4:13, Matthew 4:15, Matthew 4:16. Christ's chief residence was at Capernaum in this tribe, Matthew 9:1; Mark 2:1; and this city, through Christ's constant residence, and the mighty miracles he wrought in it, is represented as being exalted unto heaven, Matthew 11:23. And it is generally allowed that the apostles were principally of the tribe of Naphtali, who were to possess the west and the south - to dispense the Gospel through all the other tribes. The word ים yam, which we here translate west, literally signifies the sea, and probably refers to the sea of Gennesareth, which was in this tribe.
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Genesis 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.
Psalm 36:8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures.
Psalm 90:14 O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Isaiah 9:1,2 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation...
Jeremiah 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, said the LORD.
Matthew 4:13,16 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim...
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Joshua 19:32-39 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the children of Naphtali according to their families...
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