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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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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.
General Notes by the American Editor
The Holy Spirit and the Incarnation of the Word. ...
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.
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.
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.
About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, springing out of Bashan."
So the Danites went their way, and Micah, seeing that they were too strong for him, turned around and went back home.
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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