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Deuteronomy 33:22

    Deuteronomy 33:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, That leapeth forth from Bashan.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion, springing out from Bashan.

    Webster's Revision

    And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, That leapeth forth from Bashan.

    World English Bible

    Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of Bashan."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, That leapeth forth from Bashan.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 33:22

    Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan - The Jewish interpreters observe that Bashan was a place much frequented by lions, who issued thence into all parts to look for prey. By this probably Moses intended to point out the strength and prowess of this tribe, that it should extend its territories, and live a sort of predatory life. It appears from Joshua 19:47, that the portion originally assigned to this tribe was not sufficient for them; hence we find them going out to war against Leshem and taking it, adding it to their territories, and calling it by the name of the tribe. Jacob, in his prophetic blessing of this tribe, represents it under the notion of a serpent in the path, Genesis 49:17. The character there, and that given here, constitute the complete warrior-stratagem and courage. See the note on Genesis 49:17.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 33:22

    Dan shall be like a lion which leaps forth from his covert in Bashan. Compare Sol 4:8.