Genesis 49:19
New International Version
“Gad will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will attack them at their heels.

New Living Translation
“Gad will be attacked by marauding bands, but he will attack them when they retreat.

English Standard Version
“Raiders shall raid Gad, but he shall raid at their heels.

Berean Study Bible
Gad will be attacked by raiders, but he will attack their heels.

King James Bible
Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

New King James Version
“Gad, a troop shall tramp upon him, But he shall triumph at last.

New American Standard Bible
“As for Gad, a band of raiders shall attack him, But he will attack at their heels.

NASB 1995
“As for Gad, raiders shall raid him, But he will raid at their heels.

NASB 1977
“As for Gad, raiders shall raid him, But he shall raid at their heels.

Amplified Bible
“As for Gad—a raiding troop shall raid him, But he shall raid at their heels and assault them [victoriously].

Christian Standard Bible
Gad will be attacked by raiders, but he will attack their heels.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gad will be attacked by raiders, but he will attack their heels.

American Standard Version
Gad, a troop shall press upon him; But he shall press upon their heel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Gad will go forth with robbers and he will strike the heels.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Gad, a plundering troop shall plunder him; but he shall plunder him, pursuing him closely.

Contemporary English Version
Gad, you will be attacked, then attack your attackers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gad, being girded, shall fight before him: and he himself shall be girded backward.

English Revised Version
Gad, a troop shall press upon him: But he shall press upon their heel.

Good News Translation
"Gad will be attacked by a band of robbers, But he will turn and pursue them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"[Gad] will be attacked by a band of raiders, but he will strike back at their heels.

International Standard Version
"Bandits will raid Gad, but Gad will raid them back."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gad, a troop shall troop upon him; But he shall troop upon their heel.

Literal Standard Version
Gad! A troop assaults him, But he assaults last.

NET Bible
Gad will be raided by marauding bands, but he will attack them at their heels.

New Heart English Bible
Gad will be attacked by raiders, but he will raid at their heels.

World English Bible
"A troop will press on Gad, but he will press on their heel.

Young's Literal Translation
Gad! a troop assaulteth him, But he assaulteth last.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jacob Blesses His Sons
18I await Your salvation, O LORD. 19Gad will be attacked by raiders, but he will attack their heels. 20Asher’s food will be rich; he shall provide royal delicacies.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:20
Concerning Gad he said: "Blessed is he who enlarges the domain of Gad! He lies down like a lion and tears off an arm or a head.

Genesis 49:20
Asher's food will be rich; he shall provide royal delicacies.


Treasury of Scripture

Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

Genesis 30:11
And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.

Genesis 46:16
And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

Numbers 32:1-42
Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle; …









(19) Gad.--The word Gad, as we have seen (Genesis 30:11), means good fortune, but Jacob connects it with the root gadad, "to gather in troops." Thus, then, "A troop" or "throng of plunderers shall throng upon him, but he shall throng upon their heel." Settling upon the east of the Jordan he shall be exposed to many a sudden incursion of plunderers, but, though ever unready, he shall gather his forces and repel them, and follow with avenging energy upon their rear.

Verse 19. - Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last. The threefold alliteration of the original, which is lost in the received translation, may be thus expressed: "Gad - a press presses him, but he presses the heel' (Keil); or, "troops shall troop on him, but he shall troop on their retreat' ('Speaker's Commentary'). The language refers to attacks of nomadic tribes which would harass and annoy the Gadites, but which they would successfully repel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Gad
גָּ֖ד (gāḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1410: Gad -- a son of Jacob, also his tribe and its territory, also a prophet

will be attacked
יְגוּדֶ֑נּוּ (yə·ḡū·ḏen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1464: To crowd upon, attack

by raiders,
גְּד֣וּד (gə·ḏūḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1416: A band, troop

but he
וְה֖וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

will attack
יָגֻ֥ד (yā·ḡuḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1464: To crowd upon, attack

their heels.
עָקֵֽב׃ (‘ā·qêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6119: Heel, footprint, hind part


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