Genesis 49:17
New International Version
Dan will be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse's heels so that its rider tumbles backward.

New Living Translation
Dan will be a snake beside the road, a poisonous viper along the path that bites the horse's hooves so its rider is thrown off.

English Standard Version
Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that his rider falls backward.

Berean Study Bible
He will be a serpent by the road, a viper in the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider tumbles backward.

New American Standard Bible
"Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse's heels, So that his rider falls backward.

King James Bible
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

Christian Standard Bible
Dan will be a snake by the road, a viper beside the path, that bites the horses' heels so that its rider falls backward.

Contemporary English Version
You are a snake that bites the heel of a horse, making its rider fall.

Good News Translation
Dan will be a snake at the side of the road, A poisonous snake beside the path, That strikes at the horse's heel, So that the rider is thrown off backward.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will be a snake by the road, a viper beside the path, that bites the horses' heels so that its rider falls backward.

International Standard Version
Dan will be a snake on the path, a viper on the road that snaps at the heels of horses, causing their riders to fall off.

NET Bible
May Dan be a snake beside the road, a viper by the path, that bites the heels of the horse so that its rider falls backward.

New Heart English Bible
Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dan will be a snake on a road, a viper on a path, that bites a horse's heels so that its rider falls off backwards.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That biteth the horse's heels, So that his rider falleth backward.

New American Standard 1977
“Dan shall be a serpent in the way, A horned snake in the path, That bites the horse’s heels, So that his rider falls backward.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

King James 2000 Bible
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

American King James Version
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

American Standard Version
Dan shall be a serpent in the way, An adder in the path, That biteth the horse's heels, So that his rider falleth backward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let Dan be a serpent in the way, besetting the path, biting the heel of the horse (and the rider shall fall backward),

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let Dan be a snake in the way, a serpent in the path, that biteth the horse's heels that his rider may fall backward.

Darby Bible Translation
Dan will be a serpent on the way, A horned snake on the path, Which biteth the horse's heels, So that the rider falleth backwards.

English Revised Version
Dan shall be a serpent in the way, An adder in the path, That biteth the horse's heels, So that his rider falleth backward.

Webster's Bible Translation
Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse-heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

World English Bible
Dan will be a serpent in the way, an adder in the path, That bites the horse's heels, so that his rider falls backward.

Young's Literal Translation
Dan is a serpent by the way, An adder by the path, Which is biting the horse's heels, And its rider falleth backward.
Study Bible
Jacob Blesses His Sons
16Dan shall provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel. 17He will be a serpent by the road, a viper in the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider tumbles backward. 18I await Your salvation, O LORD.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:16
Dan shall provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

Genesis 49:18
I await Your salvation, O LORD.

Proverbs 23:32
In the end it bites like a snake and stings like a viper.

Ecclesiastes 10:11
If the snake bites before it is charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.

Treasury of Scripture

Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

shall be.

Judges 14:1-15:20
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines…

Judges 16:22-30
Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven…

Judges 18:22-31
And when they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men that were in the houses near to Micah's house were gathered together, and overtook the children of Dan…

an adder.







Lexicon
He
דָן֙ (ḏān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1835: Dan -- 'judge', a son of Jacob, also a place in Northern Israel

will be
יְהִי־ (yə·hî-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a serpent
נָחָ֣שׁ (nā·ḥāš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5175: A serpent

by
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the road,
דֶ֔רֶךְ (ḏe·reḵ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

a viper
שְׁפִיפֹ֖ן (šə·p̄î·p̄ōn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8207: A kind of serpent, the cerastes, horned adder

in
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the path,
אֹ֑רַח (’ō·raḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

that bites
הַנֹּשֵׁךְ֙ (han·nō·šêḵ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5391: To strike with a, sting, to oppress with usury

the horse’s
ס֔וּס (sūs)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

heels
עִקְּבֵי־ (‘iq·qə·ḇê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6119: Heel, footprint, hind part

so that its rider
רֹכְב֖וֹ (rō·ḵə·ḇōw)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

tumbles
וַיִּפֹּ֥ל (way·yip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

backward.
אָחֽוֹר׃ (’ā·ḥō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 268: The hinder part, behind, backward, the West
49:13-18 Concerning Zebulun: if prophecy says, Zebulun shall be a haven of ships, be sure Providence will so plant him. God appoints the bounds of our habitation. It is our wisdom and duty to accommodate ourselves to our lot, and to improve it; if Zebulun dwell at the heaven of the sea, let him be for a haven of ships. Concerning Issachar: he saw that the land was pleasant, yielding not only pleasant prospects, but pleasant fruits to recompense his toils. Let us, with an eye of faith, see the heavenly rest to be good, and that land of promise to be pleasant; this will make our present services easy. Dan should, by art, and policy, and surprise, gain advantages against his enemies, like a serpent biting the heel of the traveller. Jacob, almost spent, and ready to faint, relieves himself with those words, I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord! The salvation he waited for was Christ, the promised Seed; now that he was going to be gathered to his people, he breathes after Him to whom the gathering of the people shall be. He declared plainly that he sought heaven, the better country, Heb 11:13,14. Now he is going to enjoy the salvation, he comforts himself that he had waited for the salvation. Christ, as our way to heaven, is to be waited on; and heaven, as our rest in Christ, is to be waited for. It is the comfort of a dying saint thus to have waited for the salvation of the Lord; for then he shall have what he has been waiting for.
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