New Living Translation
"Gad will be attacked by marauding bands, but he will attack them when they retreat.
King James Bible
Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
Darby Bible Translation
Gad troops will rush upon him; But he will rush upon the heel.
World English Bible
"A troop will press on Gad, but he will press on their heel.
Young's Literal Translation
Gad! a troop assaulteth him, But he assaulteth last.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
49:19 Concerning Gad, he alludes to his name, which signifies a troop, foresees the character of that tribe, that it should be a warlike tribe; and so we find, 1Ch 12:8, the Gadites were men of war fit for the battle. He foresees, that the situation of that tribe on the other side Jordan would expose it to the incursions of its neighbours, the Moabites and Ammonites; and that they might not be proud of their strength and valour, he foretells that the troops of their enemies should, in many skirmishes, overcome them; yet, that they might not be discouraged by their defeats, he assures them, that they should overcome at the last, which was fulfilled, when in Saul's time and David's the Moabites and Ammonites were wholly subdued.
LibraryAppendix viii. Rabbinic Traditions About Elijah, the Forerunner of the Messiah
To complete the evidence, presented in the text, as to the essential difference between the teaching of the ancient Synagogue about the Forerunner of the Messiah' and the history and mission of John the Baptist, as described in the New Testaments, we subjoin a full, though condensed, account of the earlier Rabbinic traditions about Elijah. Opinions differ as to the descent and birthplace of Elijah. According to some, he was from the land of Gilead (Bemid. R. 14), and of the tribe of Gad (Tanch. on …
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