Genesis 30:6
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.

Berean Study Bible
Then Rachel said, “God has vindicated me; He has heard my plea and given me a son.” So she named him 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Rachel named him Dan, because she said, "God has answered my prayers. He judged in my favor and has given me a son."

Good News Translation
Rachel said, "God has judged in my favor. He has heard my prayer and has given me a son"; so she named him 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Rachel said, God has given judgment for me, and hearkened to my voice, and has given me a son; therefore she called 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
5and Bilhah conceived and bore him a son. 6Then Rachel said, “God has vindicated me; He has heard my plea and given me a son.” So she named him Dan. 7And Rachel’s servant Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:5
and Bilhah conceived and bore him a son.

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

Genesis 49:16
Dan shall provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

Numbers 1:38
From the sons of Dan, according to the records of their clans and families, counting the names of those twenty years of age or older who could serve in the army,

Psalm 35:24
Vindicate me by Your righteousness, O LORD my God, and do not let them gloat over me.

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

Lamentations 3:59
You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me; uphold my cause.

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.

Genesis 29:32-35
And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me…

Psalm 35:24
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

Psalm 43:1
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Dan.

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…







Lexicon
Then Rachel
רָחֵל֙ (rā·ḥêl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7354: Rachel -- a wife of Jacob

said,
וַתֹּ֤אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“God
אֱלֹהִ֔ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

has vindicated me;
דָּנַ֣נִּי (dā·nan·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1777: A straight course, sail direct

He has heard
שָׁמַ֣ע (šā·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my plea
בְּקֹלִ֔י (bə·qō·lî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

and given
וַיִּתֶּן־ (way·yit·ten-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

me
לִ֖י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

a son.”
בֵּ֑ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

So she named
קָרְאָ֥ה (qā·rə·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

him Dan.
דָּֽן׃ (dān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1835: Dan -- 'judge', a son of Jacob, also a place in Northern Israel
(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). 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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