New International Version
About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, springing out of Bashan."
King James Bible
And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
Darby Bible Translation
And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.
World English Bible
Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of Bashan."
Young's Literal Translation
And of Dan he said: -- Dan is a lion's whelp; he doth leap from Bashan.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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"Dan will provide justice for his people as one of the tribes of Israel.
"At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place.
and say: "'What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay down among them and reared her cubs.
She brought up one of her cubs, and he became a strong lion. He learned to tear the prey and he became a man-eater.
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