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Genesis 30:11

    Genesis 30:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Leah said, A troop comes: and she called his name Gad.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Leah said, Fortunate! and she called his name Gad.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Leah said, It has gone well for me: and she gave him the name Gad.

    Webster's Revision

    And Leah said, Fortunate! and she called his name Gad.

    World English Bible

    Leah said, "How fortunate!" She named him Gad.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Leah said, Fortunate! and she called his name Gad.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 30:11

    She called his name Gad - This has been variously translated. גד gad, may signify a troop, an army, a soldier, a false god, supposed to be the same as Jupiter or Mars; for as Laban appears to have been, if not an idolater, yet a dealer in a sort of judicial astrology, (see Genesis 31:19), Leah, in saying בגד bagad, which we translate a troop cometh, might mean, By or with the assistance of Gad - a particular planet or star, Jupiter possibly, I have gotten this son; therefore she called him after the name of that planet or star from which she supposed the succor came. See note on Genesis 31:19. The Septuagint translate it εν τυχη, with good fortune; the Vulgate, feliciter, happily; but in all this diversity our own translation may appear as probable as any, if not the genuine one, בא גד ba gad, for the keri, or marginal reading, has it in two words, a troop cometh; whereas the textual reading has it only in one, בגד bagad, with a troop. In the Bible published by Becke, 1549, the word is translated as an exclamation, Good luck!