Deuteronomy 32:31
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New International Version
For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.

New Living Translation
But the rock of our enemies is not like our Rock, as even they recognize.

English Standard Version
For their rock is not as our Rock; our enemies are by themselves.

New American Standard Bible
"Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this.

King James Bible
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But their "rock" is not like our Rock; even our enemies concede.

International Standard Version
For their rock isn't like our Rock, as even our enemies admit.

NET Bible
For our enemies' rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their rock isn't like our rock. Even our enemies will agree with this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For their strong one is not as our strong One, and even our enemies are judges of this.

King James 2000 Bible
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

American King James Version
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

American Standard Version
For their rock is not as our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our God is not as their gods: our enemies themselves are judges.

Darby Bible Translation
For their rock is not as our Rock: Let our enemies themselves be judges.

English Revised Version
For their rock is not as our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges.

Webster's Bible Translation
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges:

World English Bible
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Young's Literal Translation
For not as our Rock is their rock, (And our enemies are judges!)
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

32:26-38 The idolatry and rebellions of Israel deserved, and the justice of God seemed to demand, that they should be rooted out. But He spared Israel, and continues them still to be living witnesses of the truth of the Bible, and to silence unbelievers. They are preserved for wise and holy purposes and the prophecies give us some idea what those purposes are. The Lord will never disgrace the throne of his glory. It is great wisdom, and will help much to the return of sinners to God, seriously to consider their latter end, or the future state. It is here meant particularly of what God foretold by Moses, about this people in the latter days; but it may be applied generally. Oh that men would consider the happiness they will lose, and the misery they will certainly plunge into, if they go on in their trespasses! What will be in the end thereof? Jer 5:31. For the Lord will in due time bring down the enemies of the church, in displeasure against their wickedness. When sinners deem themselves most secure, they suddenly fall into destruction. And God's time to appear for the deliverance of his people, is when things are at the worst with them. But those who trust to any rock but God, will find it fail them when they most need it. The rejection of the Messiah by the Jewish nation, is the continuance of their ancient idolatry, apostacy, and rebellion. They shall be brought to humble themselves before the Lord, to repent of their sins, and to trust in their long-rejected Mediator for salvation. Then he will deliver them, and make their prosperity great.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. - The heathen had also a rock in which they trusted - their idol-gods; but even they knew and felt that their rock was not as the Rock of Israel, for, having often experienced the almighty power of God, they could not but acknowledge that he was mightier far than the gods whom they worshipped (cf. Exodus 14:25; Numbers 33, 34; Joshua 2:9; 1 Samuel 5:7). Moses is here himself again the speaker.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For their rock is not as our rock,.... That is, the gods of the Heathens, the rock in which they trusted, are not like the God of Israel, the rock of salvation, in which all true believers, whether Jews or Gentiles, place their confidence; and indeed let that be what it will, that is short of Christ the rock, men lay the stress of their salvation on, it is no rock, but sand, and will stand them in no stead; see Matthew 7:24,

even our enemies themselves being judges; as has been confessed of the God of Israel by the Heathens; see Exodus 14:25; and was by Titus with respect to the destruction of Jerusalem; See Gill on Deuteronomy 32:27; and by the Roman emperors when conquered by the Christians, who asked pardon of the God of the Christians, and owned that the God of Constantine was the true God; See Gill on Revelation 6:16.



Deuteronomy 32:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Song of Moses
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? 31"Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this. 32"For their vine is from the vine of Sodom, And from the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes are grapes of poison, Their clusters, bitter.…
Cross References
Exodus 14:25
He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, "Let's get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt."

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

Psalm 18:31
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?

Isaiah 31:9
Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Exodus 14:25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily: …

Numbers 23:8,23 How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? or how shall I defy, …

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither …

1 Samuel 4:8 Woe to us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods?…

Ezra 1:3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and …

Ezra 6:9-12 And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, …

Ezra 7:20,21 And whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which …

Jeremiah 40:3 Now the LORD has brought it, and done according as he has said: because …

Daniel 2:47 The king answered to Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your …

Daniel 3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, …

Daniel 6:26,27 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble …

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