Deuteronomy 33:22

“ And of Dan he said, Dan is a Lyons whelpe: hee shall leape from Bashan.”

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Other Translations for Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said, Dan [is] a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
- King James Version

Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp, That leapeth forth from Bashan.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion, springing out from Bashan.
- Basic English Bible

And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.
- Darby Bible

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

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

And of Dan he said: -- Dan [is] a lion's whelp; he doth leap from Bashan.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And of Dan he said: Dan is a lion's whelp, that leapeth forth from Bashan.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Commentary for Deuteronomy 33:22

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 33:22

33:22 A lion's whelp - Courageous, and generous, and strong, and successful against his enemies. Which leapeth - From Bashan, because there were many and fierce lions in those parts, whence they used to come forth and leap upon the prey. Or this may refer either to the particular victories obtained by Samson, who was of the tribe of Dan, or to a more general achievement of that tribe, when a party of them surprised Laish, which lay in the farthest part of the land of Canaan from them. And the mountain of Bashan lying not far from that city, from whence they probably made their descent upon it, thus leaping from Basham.


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