Deuteronomy 33:22
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New International Version
About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, springing out of Bashan."

New Living Translation
Moses said this about the tribe of Dan: "Dan is a lion's cub, leaping out from Bashan."

English Standard Version
And of Dan he said, “Dan is a lion’s cub that leaps from Bashan.”

Berean Study Bible
Concerning Dan he said: “Dan is a lion’s cub, leaping out of Bashan.”

New American Standard Bible
Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."

King James Bible
And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

Christian Standard Bible
He said about Dan: Dan is a young lion, leaping out of Bashan.

Contemporary English Version
Tribe of Dan, you are like a lion cub, startled by a snake.

Good News Translation
About the tribe of Dan he said: "Dan is a young lion; He leaps out from Bashan."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said about Dan: Dan is a young lion, leaping out of Bashan.

International Standard Version
About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, leaping forth from Bashan."

NET Bible
Of Dan he said: Dan is a lion's cub; he will leap forth from Bashan.

New Heart English Bible
Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of Bashan."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
About the tribe of [Dan]he said, "The people of Dan are a lion cub. Out of Bashan they pounce [on their enemies]."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And of Dan he said: Dan is a lion's whelp, That leapeth forth from Bashan.

New American Standard 1977
And of Dan he said, “Dan is a lion’s whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And to Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp; he shall leap from Bashan.

King James 2000 Bible
And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

American King James Version
And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

American Standard Version
And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, That leapeth forth from Bashan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To Dan also he said: Dan is a young lion, he shall flow plentifully from Basan.

Darby Bible Translation
And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.

English Revised Version
And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, That leapeth forth from Bashan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

World English Bible
Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of Bashan."

Young's Literal Translation
And of Dan he said: -- Dan is a lion's whelp; he doth leap from Bashan.
Study Bible
Moses Blesses the Twelve Tribes
21He chose the best land for himself, because a ruler’s portion was reserved for him there. He came with the leaders of the people; he administered the justice of the LORD and His ordinances for Israel.” 22Concerning Dan he said: “Dan is a lion’s cub, leaping out of Bashan.” 23Concerning Naphtali he said: “Naphtali is abounding with favor, full of the blessing of the LORD; he shall take possession of the Sea and the south.”…
Cross References
Genesis 49:16
Dan shall provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

Job 37:1
At this My heart also pounds and leaps from its place.

Ezekiel 19:2
and say: 'What was your mother? A lioness among the lions! She lay down among the young lions; she reared her cubs.

Ezekiel 19:3
She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a young lion. After learning to tear his prey, he devoured men.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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

Joshua 19:47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: …

Judges 13:2,24,25 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, …

Judges 14:6,19 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily on him, and he rent him …

Judges 15:8,15 And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went …

Judges 16:30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself …

Judges 18:27 And they took the things which Micah had made, and the priest which …

1 Chronicles 12:35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.







(22) Dan is a lion's whelp.--Jacob compared him to a serpent and an adder. The lion of the tribe of Dan is not like the lion of the tribe of Judah.

He shall leap from Bashan.--The taking of Laish is probably referred to. It was a sudden, treacherous surprise, like the spring of a lion on his prey (Judges 18:27-28). The "hill of Bashan" is opposed to God's hill in Psalm 68:15. The "king of Bashan" are reproved (Amos 4:1). The "bulls of Bashan" represent the enemies of Christ in Psalm 22:12.

O Naphtali . . . possess thou the west (literally, the sea) and the south.--This is not easy to interpret literally. The only sea in Naphtali's inheritance was the Sea of Galilee. If we look on to the days when that sea becomes famous in Holy Scripture, we find our Saviour dwelling in "the land of Zeoulun and the land of Naphtali," and through his Galilean followers possessing the west and the south, taking the "nations for his inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for His possession."

Verse 22. - Jacob compared Dan to a serpent that suddenly springs forth by the way, and bites the heels of a horse so that the rider falls backward. Moses here compares the tribe to a young lion that suddenly leaps from its lair in Bashan on the object of its attack. Both similitudes relate to the vigor and force which the tribe should display in conflict. And of Dan he said,.... Of the tribe of Dan, as the Targums of Jonathan and Jerusalem:

Dan is a lion's whelp; or like one for boldness, strength, and courage; and was verified in Samson, who was of this tribe; who, when a young lion roared against him, the Spirit of the Lord came on him, and he tore it to pieces, Judges 14:5,

he shall leap from Bashan; not Dan, for he was seated far from that country; but the sense is, he was like to a young lion for its strength, when it leaps from Bashan, as Aben Ezra rightly explains it. Bashan was a mountain in which lions haunted, and from whence they might be said to leap, as they do when they seize on their prey: it may have some respect to the leap of the Danites from the northwest part of the land of Israel, where they were settled, but was not sufficient for them, to the northeast of it, when they went against Leshem, and took it, and called it Dan; see Joshua 19:47. 22. Dan is a lion's whelp—His proper settlement in the south of Canaan being too small, he by a sudden and successful irruption, established a colony in the northern extremity of the land. This might well be described as the leap of a young lion from the hills of Bashan.33:6-23 The order in which the tribes are here blessed, is not the same as is observed elsewhere. The blessing of Judah may refer to the whole tribe in general, or to David as a type of Christ. Moses largely blesses the tribe of Levi. Acceptance with God is what we should all aim at, and desire, in all our devotions, whether men accept us or not, 2Co 5:9. This prayer is a prophecy, that God will keep up a ministry in his church to the end of time. The tribe of Benjamin had their inheritance close to mount Zion. To be situated near the ordinances, is a precious gift from the Lord, a privilege not to be exchanged for any worldly advantage, or indulgence. We should thankfully receive the earthly blessings sent to us, through the successive seasons. But those good gifts which come down from the Father of lights, through the rising of the Sun of righteousness, and the pouring out of his Spirit like the rain which makes fruitful, are infinitely more precious, as the tokens of his special love. The precious things here prayed for, are figures of spiritual blessing in heavenly things by Christ, the gifts, graces, and comforts of the Spirit. When Moses prays for the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush, he refers to the covenant, on which all our hopes of God's favour must be founded. The providence of God appoints men's habitations, and wisely disposes men to different employments for the public good. Whatever our place and business are, it is our wisdom and duty to apply thereto; and it is happiness to be well pleased therewith. We should not only invite others to the service of God, but abound in it. The blessing of Naphtali. The favour of God is the only favour satisfying to the soul. Those are happy indeed, who have the favour of God; and those shall have it, who reckon that in having it they have enough, and desire no more.
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