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Deuteronomy 33:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: He dwelleth as a lioness, And teareth the arm, yea, the crown of the head.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And of Gad he said, Blessed [be] he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Of Gad he said, “Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad; He lies down as a lion, And tears the arm, also the crown of the head.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And of Gad he said: Blessed [be] he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad! As a lion doth he dwell, and teareth the arm, even the top of the head.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, of Gad, he said: Blessed, be he that hath made room for Gad,—As a lioness, hath he laid himself down, And hath torn an arm, likewise the crown of the head;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And of Gad he said:—Blessed of the Enlarger [is] Gad, As a lioness he doth tabernacle, And hath torn the arm—also the crown!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And to Gad he said: Blessed be Gad in his breadth: he hath rested as a lion, and hath seized upon the arm and the top of the head.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And of Gad he said, Blessed [be] he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lyon, and teareth the arme with the crowne of the head.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And to Gad he said, Blessed [be] he that enlarges Gad: as a lion he rested, having broken the arm and the ruler.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And of Gad he said, Blessed [be] he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And of G גָּד 1410
{1410} Prime
גָּד
Gad
{gawd}
From H1464; Gad, a son of Jacob, including his tribe and its territory; also a prophet.
he said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Blessed 1288
{1288} Prime
בּרךְ
barak
{baw-rak'}
A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
[be] he that enlargeth 7337
{7337} Prime
רָחַב
rachab
{raw-khab'}
A primitive root; to broaden (intransitively or transitively, literally or figuratively).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
G גָּד: 1410
{1410} Prime
גָּד
Gad
{gawd}
From H1464; Gad, a son of Jacob, including his tribe and its territory; also a prophet.
he dwelleth 7931
{7931} Prime
שָׁכַן
shakan
{shaw-kan'}
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
as a lion, 3833
{3833} Prime
לָבִיא
labiy'
{law-bee'}
From an unused root meaning to roar; a lion (properly a lioness as the fiercer (although not a roarer; compare H0738)).
and teareth 2963
{2963} Prime
טָרַף
taraph
{taw-raf'}
A primitive root; to pluck off or pull to pieces; causatively to supply with food (as in morsels).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the arm 2220
{2220} Prime
זְרוֹעַ
z@rowa`
{zer-o'-ah}
From H2232; the arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively force.
with 637
{0637} Prime
אַף
'aph
{af}
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
the crown of the head. 6936
{6936} Prime
קָדְקֹד
qodqod
{kod-kode'}
From H6915; the crown of the head (as the part most bowed).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Deuteronomy 33:20-21

_ _ of Gad he said — Its possessions were larger than they would have been had they lain west of Jordan; and this tribe had the honor of being settled by Moses himself in the first portion of land conquered. In the forest region, south of the Jabbok, “he dwelt as a lion” (compare Genesis 30:11; Genesis 49:19). Notwithstanding, they faithfully kept their engagement to join the “heads of the people” [Deuteronomy 33:21] in the invasion of Canaan.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Deuteronomy 33:18-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Deuteronomy 33:20

Enlargeth — That bringeth him out of his straits amid troubles, which he was often engaged in, because he was encompassed with potent enemies. As a lion — Safe and secure from his enemies, and terrible to them when they rouse and molest him. Teareth the arm — Utterly destroys his enemies, both the head, the seat of the crown, their dignity and principality, and the arm, the subject of strength and instrument of action; both chief princes, and their subjects.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Blessed:

Genesis 9:26-27 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. ... God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Joshua 13:8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, [even] as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;
Joshua 13:10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon;
Joshua 13:24-28 And Moses gave [inheritance] unto the tribe of Gad, [even] unto the children of Gad according to their families. ... This [is] the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their villages.
1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep [me] from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
1 Chronicles 12:8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, [and] men of war [fit] for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces [were like] the faces of lions, and [were] as swift as the roes upon the mountains;
1 Chronicles 12:37-38 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand. ... All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel [were] of one heart to make David king.
Psalms 18:19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Psalms 18:36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

he dwelleth:

1 Chronicles 5:18-21 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, [were] four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war. ... And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.
1 Chronicles 12:8-14 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, [and] men of war [fit] for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces [were like] the faces of lions, and [were] as swift as the roes upon the mountains; ... These [were] of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least [was] over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

teareth:

Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
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Gn 9:26. Jsh 13:8, 10, 24. 1Ch 4:10; 5:18; 12:8, 37. Ps 18:19, 36. Mi 5:8.

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