1 Samuel 2:2
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New International Version
"There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

New Living Translation
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

English Standard Version
“There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.

New American Standard Bible
"There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.

King James Bible
There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is no one holy like the LORD. There is no one besides You! And there is no rock like our God.

International Standard Version
Indeed, there is no one holy like the LORD, indeed, there is no one besides you, there is no rock like our God.

NET Bible
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one other than you! There is no rock like our God!

New Heart English Bible
Truly, there is no one as holy as the LORD. Truly, there is no one besides you, nor is there any rock like our God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There is no one holy like the LORD. There is no one but you, O LORD. There is no Rock like our God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is none holy as the LORD, For there is none beside Thee; Neither is there any rock like our God.

New American Standard 1977
“There is no one holy like the LORD,
            Indeed, there is no one besides Thee,
            Nor is there any rock like our God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There is none holy as the LORD, for there is none beside thee; neither is there any strong One like our God.

King James 2000 Bible
There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.

American King James Version
There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.

American Standard Version
There is none holy as Jehovah; For there is none besides thee, Neither is there any rock like our God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is none holy as the Lord is: for there is no other beside thee, and there is none strong like our God.

Darby Bible Translation
There is none holy as Jehovah, for there is none beside thee, neither is there any rock like our God.

English Revised Version
There is none holy as the LORD; for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none besides thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

World English Bible
There is no one as holy as Yahweh, For there is no one besides you, nor is there any rock like our God.

Young's Literal Translation
There is none holy like Jehovah, For there is none save Thee, And there is no rock like our God.
Study Bible
Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving
1Then Hannah prayed and said, "My heart exults in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD, My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. 2"There is no one holy like the LORD, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. 3"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:11
"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders?

Leviticus 19:2
"Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.

Deuteronomy 4:35
"To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.

Deuteronomy 32:30
"How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had given them up?

Deuteronomy 32:31
"Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this.

2 Samuel 7:22
"For this reason You are great, O Lord GOD; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

2 Samuel 22:3
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence.

2 Samuel 22:32
"For who is God, besides the LORD? And who is a rock, besides our God?

1 Kings 8:23
He said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Treasury of Scripture

There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.

none holy

Exodus 15:11 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious …

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Psalm 99:5,9 Exalt you the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy…

Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for …

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.

Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…

none beside

Deuteronomy 4:35 To you it was showed, that you might know that the LORD he is God; …

2 Samuel 22:32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?

Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I …

Isaiah 43:10,11 You are my witnesses, said the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: …

Isaiah 44:6,8 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD …

rock

Deuteronomy 3:24 O Lord GOD, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and …

Deuteronomy 32:20,31,39 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their …

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my …

Psalm 71:3,19 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: …

Psalm 86:8 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there …

Psalm 89:6,8 For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? who among the …

Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him?

Jeremiah 10:6 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, …

(2) Neither is there any rock.--This was a favourite simile among the inspired song-writers of Israel. The image, doubtless, is a memory of the long desert wandering. The steep precipices and the strange fantastic rocks of Sinai, standing up in the midst of the shifting desert sands, supplied an ever present picture of unchangeableness, of majesty, and of security. The term rock, as applied to God, is first found in the Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32:4; Deuteronomy 32:15; Deuteronomy 32:18; Deuteronomy 32:30-31; Deuteronomy 32:37), where the juxtaposition of rock and salvation in 1Samuel 2:15--he lightly esteemed the rock of his salvation--seems to indicate that Hannah was acquainted with this song or national hymn of Moses. The same phrase is frequent in the Psalms.

That the term was commonly applied to God so early as the time of Moses we may conclude from the name Zurishaddai: "My rock is the Almighty" (Numbers 1:6); and Zuriel: "My rock is God" (Numbers 3:35).--Speaker's Commentary.

There is none holy as the Lord,.... From the consideration of what the Lord had done for her, which had filled her heart and mouth with joy and praise, she is led to celebrate the perfections of God, and begins with his holiness, in which he is glorious, and which appears in all his ways and works; he is essentially, originally, independently, perfectly, and immutably holy, as others are not. Angels are holy, but not of themselves; their holiness is from the Lord; nor is it perfect in comparison of his, and therefore they cover their faces while they celebrate that perfection of his; nor immutable, at least not naturally so, as the loss of it in those that fell demonstrates. Of men, some under the legal dispensation were holy, not truly, but in a typical and ceremonial sense; some are only outwardly and hypocritically holy, and only so in the sight of men, not in the sight of God; and those that are truly holy, being called to holiness, and have the principle of it implanted in them, and live holy lives and conversations; yet though there is a likeness of the holiness of God in them, being made partakers of the divine nature; it is far from an equality to it; for the holiness of the best of men is imperfect; they are not without sin in them, nor without sin committed by them, and perfection is disclaimed by them all; but the Lord is without iniquity, just and true is he; none in his nature, nor in any of his works, not the least shadow thereof:

for there is none besides thee; there is no God besides him; no being but what is of him, and none is holy but by him; the holiness of angels is from him; the holiness of Adam in innocence was of him; and all the holiness of his chosen ones comes from him, to which they are chosen by him, and which is secured in that choice unto them, and are sanctified by God the Father, in Christ, and through the Spirit:

neither is there any rock like our God; the word rock is used for Deity, and sometimes for a false one, Deuteronomy 32:31 and so it may here, and the sense be, there is no god like to our God; there is indeed none besides him; there are fictitious gods, and nominal ones, as the idols of the Gentiles, and who are so in an improper and figurative sense, as magistrates; but there is but one true and living God; nor is there any like him for the perfections of his nature, and the blessings of his goodness, whether in providence or grace. Under this metaphor of a rock, our Lord Jesus Christ is often signified; he is the rock of Israel, the rock of refuge, and of salvation; and there is no rock can do what he does, hide and shelter from the justice of God; there is no rock like him for strength and duration; none like him for a foundation to build upon, or for safety and protection from the wrath of God, and the rage of men, see Psalm 18:31. 2:1-10 Hannah's heart rejoiced, not in Samuel, but in the Lord. She looks beyond the gift, and praises the Giver. She rejoiced in the salvation of the Lord, and in expectation of His coming, who is the whole salvation of his people. The strong are soon weakened, and the weak are soon strengthened, when God pleases. Are we poor? God made us poor, which is a good reason why we should be content, and make up our minds to our condition. Are we rich? God made us rich, which is a good reason why we should be thankful, and serve him cheerfully, and do good with the abundance he gives us. He respects not man's wisdom or fancied excellences, but chooses those whom the world accounts foolish, teaching them to feel their guilt, and to value his free and precious salvation. This prophecy looks to the kingdom of Christ, that kingdom of grace, of which Hannah speaks, after having spoken largely of the kingdom of providence. And here is the first time that we meet with the name MESSIAH, or his Anointed. The subjects of Christ's kingdom will be safe, and the enemies of it will be ruined; for the Anointed, the Lord Christ, is able to save, and to destroy.
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