Genesis 49:16
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New International Version
"Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.

King James Bible
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
Dan will judge his people, As another of the tribes of Israel.

World English Bible
"Dan will judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
Dan doth judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Dan shall judge - Dan, whose name signifies judgment, was the eldest of Jacob's sons by Bilhah, Rachel's maid, and he is here promised an equal rule with those tribes that sprang from either Leah or Rachel, the legal wives of Jacob. Some Jewish and some Christian writers understand this prophecy of Samson, who sprang from this tribe, and judged, or as the word might be translated avenged, the people of Israel twenty years. See Judges 13:2; Judges 15:20.

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Genesis 30:6 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.

Numbers 10:25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rear guard of all the camps throughout their hosts...

Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

Judges 13:2,24,25 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not...

Judges 15:20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Judges 18:1,2 In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in...

The Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
'... The mighty God of Jacob. From thence is the Shepherd, the stone of Israel.'--GENESIS xlix. 24. A slight alteration in the rendering will probably bring out the meaning of these words more correctly. The last two clauses should perhaps not be read as a separate sentence. Striking out the supplement 'is,' and letting the previous sentence run on to the end of the verse, we get a series of names of God, in apposition with each other, as the sources of the strength promised to the arms of the hands
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Messianic Prophecies in the Pentateuch.
In the Messianic prophecies contained in Genesis we cannot fail to perceive a remarkable progress in clearness and definiteness. The first Messianic prediction, which was uttered immediately after the fall of Adam, is also the most indefinite. Opposed to the awful threatening there stands the consolatory promise, that the dominion of sin, and of the evil arising from sin, shall not last for ever, but that the seed of the woman shall, at some future time, overthrow their dreaded conqueror. With the
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

General Notes by the American Editor
1. The whole subject of the Apocalypse is so treated, [2318] in the Speaker's Commentary, as to elucidate many questions suggested by the primitive commentators of this series, and to furnish the latest judgments of critics on the subject. It is so immense a matter, however, as to render annotations on patristic specialties impossible in a work like this. Every reader must feel how apposite is the sententious saying of Augustine: "Apocalypsis Joannis tot sacramenta quot verba." 2. The seven spirits,
Victorinus—Commentary on the Apocolypse of the Blessed John

The Holy Spirit and the Incarnation of the Word. ...
The Holy Spirit and the Incarnation of the Word. We are so familiar with the part assigned in our Creeds to the Holy Spirit in connection with our Lord's birth, that the passage now to be quoted from Justin may at first sight seem very surprising. It may be well to approach it by citing some words from the learned and orthodox Waterland, who in 1734, in his book on The Trinity (c. vi: Works, III, 571: Oxford, 1843), wrote as follows in reference to a passage of St Irenæus: "I may remark by
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Cross References
Genesis 30:6
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.

Genesis 49:15
When he sees how good is his resting place and how pleasant is his land, he will bend his shoulder to the burden and submit to forced labor.

Genesis 49:17
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.

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

Judges 18:26
So the Danites went their way, and Micah, seeing that they were too strong for him, turned around and went back home.

Judges 18:27
Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure. They attacked them with the sword and burned down their city.

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