Deuteronomy 32:18
New International Version
You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.

New Living Translation
You neglected the Rock who had fathered you; you forgot the God who had given you birth.

English Standard Version
You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.

Berean Study Bible
You ignored the Rock who brought you forth; you forgot the God who gave you birth.

King James Bible
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

New King James Version
Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, And have forgotten the God who fathered you.

New American Standard Bible
“You forgot the Rock who fathered you, And forgot the God who gave you birth.

NASB 1995
“You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth.

NASB 1977
“You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth.

Amplified Bible
“You were unmindful of the Rock who bore you, And you forgot the God who gave you birth.

Christian Standard Bible
You ignored the Rock who gave you birth; you forgot the God who gave birth to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You ignored the Rock who gave you birth; you forgot the God who gave birth to you.

American Standard Version
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, And hast forgotten God that gave thee birth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have neglected The Mighty One who begot you, and you have forgotten God who glorified you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast forsaken God that begot thee, and forgotten God who feeds thee.

Contemporary English Version
You turned away from God, your Creator; you forgot the Mighty Rock, the source of your life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast forsaken the God that beget thee, and hast forgotten the Lord that created thee.

English Revised Version
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, And hast forgotten God that gave thee birth.

Good News Translation
They forgot their God, their mighty savior, the one who had given them life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(You ignored the rock who fathered you and forgot the God who gave you life.)

International Standard Version
You neglected the Rock that fathered you; you abandoned God, who was awaiting your birth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of the Rock that begot thee thou wast unmindful, And didst forget God that bore thee.

Literal Standard Version
You forget the Rock that begot you, And neglect God who forms you.

NET Bible
You have forgotten the Rock who fathered you, and put out of mind the God who gave you birth.

New Heart English Bible
the Rock who fathered you, you are unmindful, and have forgotten God who gave you birth.

World English Bible
Of the Rock who became your father, you are unmindful, and have forgotten God who gave you birth.

Young's Literal Translation
The Rock that begat thee thou forgettest, And neglectest God who formeth thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of Moses
17They sacrificed to demons, not to God, to gods they had not known, to newly arrived gods, which your fathers did not fear. 18You ignored the Rock who brought you forth; you forgot the God who gave you birth. 19When the LORD saw this, He rejected them, provoked to anger by His sons and daughters.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; all His ways are just. A God of faithfulness without injustice, righteous and upright is He.

1 Samuel 12:9
But they forgot the LORD their God, and He sold them into the hand of Sisera the commander of the army of Hazor, and into the hands of the Philistines and the king of Moab, who fought against them.

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

Psalm 106:21
They forgot God their Savior, who did great things in Egypt,

Isaiah 17:10
For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and failed to remember the Rock of your refuge. Therefore, though you cultivate delightful plots and set out cuttings from exotic vines--

Isaiah 27:11
When its limbs are dry, they are broken off. Women come and use them for kindling; for this is a people without understanding. Therefore their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.

Hosea 8:14
Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; Judah has multiplied its fortified cities. But I will send fire upon their cities, and it will consume their citadels.


Treasury of Scripture

Of the Rock that begat you you are unmindful, and have forgotten God that formed you.

the Rock

Deuteronomy 32:4,15
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he…

Isaiah 17:10
Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:

forgotten

Deuteronomy 6:12
Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Deuteronomy 8:11,14,19
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: …

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.









(18) Of the Rock that begat thee.--"The Rock hath begotten thee forgetful, and thou hast forgotten God that travailed with thee" is another possible translation of this verse. The expression in the second clause is found also in Psalm 90:2 (a prayer of Moses), "Before the mountains were brought forth, while Thou wast yet in travail with earth and world, and from eternity unto eternity Thou art God!" The word which I have rendered "forgetful" is usually taken as a verb. But the verb is not found elsewhere (i.e., it is invented for the sake of this passage), and the word may not impossibly be an adjective.

Verse 18. - Moses here returns to the thought of ver. 15, for the purpose of expressing it with greater force, and also of leading on to the description he is about to give of the Lord's acts towards the nation who had so revolted from him. Thou art unmindful; LXX., ἐγκατέλιπες: Vulgate, dereliquisti. The Hebrew word שָׁיָה occurs only here, and the meaning is doubtful. From the rendering of the versions, it would seem to be allied to the Arabic , saha, oblitus est. That formed thee; literally, that brought thee forth or caused thee to be born; "qui te eduxit ex utero materno" (Jarchi. Cf. for the use of the verb, Psalm 29:9). In the Samaritan Codex, מהלל, "who hath glorified or praised thee," is the reading, instead of מחלל; and this the Syriac also expresses. The other versions, however, support the Masoretic reading.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You ignored
תֶּ֑שִׁי (te·šî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7876: To keep in memory

the Rock
צ֥וּר (ṣūr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

who brought you forth;
יְלָדְךָ֖ (yə·lā·ḏə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

you forgot
וַתִּשְׁכַּ֖ח (wat·tiš·kaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

the God
אֵ֥ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

who gave you birth.
מְחֹלְלֶֽךָ׃ (mə·ḥō·lə·le·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert


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