New Living Translation
"Dan will govern his people, like any other tribe in 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
49:16 Dan shall judge his people - Though Dan was one of the sons of the concubines, yet he shall be a tribe governed by judges of his own as well as other tribes; and shall by art and policy, and surprise, gain advantages against his enemies, like a serpent suddenly biting the heel of the traveller.
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Rachel named him Dan, for she said, "God has vindicated me! He has heard my request and given me a son."
When he sees how good the countryside is and how pleasant the land, he will bend his shoulder to the load and submit himself to hard labor.
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.
Moses said this about the tribe of Dan: "Dan is a lion's cub, leaping out from Bashan."
So the men of Dan continued on their way. When Micah saw that there were too many of them for him to attack, he turned around and went home.
Then, with Micah's idols and his priest, the men of Dan came to the town of Laish, whose people were peaceful and secure. They attacked with swords and burned the town to the ground.
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