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Genesis 49:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Dan will judge his people, As another of the tribes of Israel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Dan, shall vindicate his people,—as one of the tribes of Israel;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Dan doth judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Dan shall judge his people like another tribe in Israel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Dan shall iudge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Dan shall judge his people, as one tribe too in Israel.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Yisrael.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Dn דָּן 1835
{1835} Prime
From H1777; judge; Dan, one of the sons of Jacob; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory; likewise a place in Palestine colonized by them.
shall judge 1777
{1777} Prime
A primitive root (compare H0113); to rule; by implication to judge (as umpire); also to strive (as at law).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
his people, 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
as one 259
{0259} Prime
A numeral from H0258; properly united, that is, one; or (as an ordinal) first.
of the tribes 7626
{7626} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan.
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל. 3478
{3478} Prime
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 49:16

_ _ Genesis 49:16-18. Dan.

_ _ — though the son of a secondary wife, was to be “as one of the tribes of Israel.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 49:13-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 49:16

Dan (m) shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

(m) Shall have the honour of a tribe.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Genesis 30:6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath 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 rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host [was] Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said, Dan [is] a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
Judges 13:2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name [was] Manoah; and his wife [was] barren, and bare not.
Judges 13:24-25 And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him. ... And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.
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; for unto that day [all their] inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel. ... And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them, Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged there.
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