Genesis 30:11

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.[a]

Genesis 30:11 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 30:11

And Leah said, a troop cometh
A troop of children, having bore four herself, and now her maid another, and more she expected; or the commander of a troop cometh, one that shall head an army and overcome his enemies; which agrees with the prophecy of Jacob, ( Genesis 49:19 ) ; and she called his name Gad:
which signifies a "troop", glorying in the multitude of her children, that she had or hoped to have.

Genesis 30:11 In-Context

9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
11 And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.
12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Gad: that is, A troop, or, company