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And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan. Deuteronomy 33:22

This verse is a portion of Moses's blessing to the tribe of Dan, just before his death.

If you were to read about the children of Jacob, they have a birth order as follows: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Dinah, Joseph, Benjamin.

However, here when Moses blesses them he seems to have mixed up the order and not only that he completely misses out Simeon and Dinah from his blessings. He lists them in the order of: Reuben, Judah, Levi, Benjamin, Joseph, Zebulun, Issachar, Gad, Dan, Naphtali & Asher.

Dinah he could have omitted because only the sons were considered as heirs those days, but the avoidance of Simeon has to be well thought of in advance. I believe it is because of the mass murder Simeon and Levi did on account of their sister's affair with Prince Shechem. I am guessing Levi's anger subsided later while Simeon was still stubborn, which explains why Levi was included in Moses's blessing but not Simeon...

So, coming back to our text, about Dan Moses blessed, he is like a lion cub that leaps from Bashan - which shows his courage, strength, fearless nature and his success against his enemies. In fact Samson is from the tribe of Dan and we know how he killed lions by his bare hands!

But you know what? We have a greater blessing than Dan's blessing. Even these strong lions of Bashan could go hungry and week, but us who seek the Lord will lack no good thing! Amen! Psalm 34:10
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