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Genesis 49:21

    Genesis 49:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Naphtali is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Naphtali is a hind let loose: He giveth goodly words.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Naphtali is a roe let loose, giving fair young ones.

    Webster's Revision

    Naphtali is a hind let loose: He giveth goodly words.

    World English Bible

    "Naphtali is a doe set free, who bears beautiful fawns.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Naphtali is a hind let loose: He giveth goodly words.

    Definitions for Genesis 49:21

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Genesis 49:21

    Naphtali is a hind let loose. The hind or "gazelle" is agile and nimble. When free on its native hills, it roams with instinctive confidence and delight. It is timid and irresolute in confinement. This is probably the character of Naphtali. "He giveth goodly words." Here we pass from the figure to the reality. Eloquence in prose and verse was characteristic of this particular tribe. The only important historical event in which they are concerned is the defeat of Jabin's host, which is celebrated in the song of Deborah and Barak Judges 4:5. In this passage we may study the character of the tribe.