Genesis 49:19
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English Standard Version
“Raiders shall raid Gad, but he shall raid at their heels.

King James Bible
Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

American Standard Version
Gad, a troop shall press upon him; But he shall press upon their heel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gad, being girded, shall fight before him: and he himself shall be girded backward.

English Revised Version
Gad, a troop shall press upon him: But he shall press upon their heel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Zebulun, to the shore of the ocean will he dwell, and indeed (והוּא isque) towards the coast of ships, and his side towards Zidon (directed up to Zidon)." This blessing on Leah's sixth son interprets the name Zebulun (i.e., dwelling) as an omen, not so much to show the tribe its dwelling-place in Canaan, as to point out the blessing which it would receive from the situation of its inheritance (compare Deuteronomy 33:19). So far as the territory allotted to the tribe of Zebulun under Joshua can be ascertained from the boundaries and towns mentioned in Joshua 19:10-16, it neither reached to the Mediterranean, nor touched directly upon Zidon (see my Comm. on Joshua). It really lay between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean, near to both, but separated from the former by Naphtali, from the latter by Asher. So far was this announcement, therefore, from being a vaticinium ex eventu taken from the geographical position of the tribe, that it contains a decided testimony to the fact that Jacob's blessing was not written after the time of Joshua. ימּים denotes, not the two seas mentioned above, but, as Judges 5:17 proves, the Mediterranean, as a great ocean (Genesis 1:10). "The coast of ships:" i.e., where ships are unloaded, and land the treasures of the distant parts of the world for the inhabitants of the maritime and inland provinces (Deuteronomy 33:19). Zidon, as the old capital, stands for Phoenicia itself.

Genesis 49:19 Parallel Commentaries

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Genesis 30:11 And Leah said, A troop comes: and she called his name Gad.

Genesis 46:16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

Numbers 32:1-42 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer...

Deuteronomy 33:20,21 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlarges Gad: he dwells as a lion, and tears the arm with the crown of the head...

Joshua 13:8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward...

Judges 10:1-11:40 And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar...

1 Chronicles 3:18-22 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah...

1 Chronicles 5:11-22,26 And the children of Gad dwelled over against them, in the land of Bashan to Salcah...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:20
And of Gad he said, "Blessed be he who enlarges Gad! Gad crouches like a lion; he tears off arm and scalp.

Genesis 49:20
"Asher's food shall be rich, and he shall yield royal delicacies.

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