Deuteronomy 32:37
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
Then he will say, ‘Where are their gods, the rock in which they took refuge,

King James Bible
And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,

American Standard Version
And he will say, Where are their gods, The rock in which they took refuge;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall say: Where are their gods, in whom they trusted?

English Revised Version
And he shall say, Where are their gods, The rock in which they trusted;

Webster's Bible Translation
And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,

Deuteronomy 32:37 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The giving up of Israel into the power of the heathen arose, not from the superior power of the heathen and their gods, but solely from the apostasy of Israel from its own God. "Our rock," as Moses calls the Lord, identifying himself with the nation, is not as their rock, i.e., the gods in whom the heathen trust. That the pronoun in "their rock" refers to the heathen, is so perfectly obvious from the antithesis "our rock," that there cannot possibly be any doubt about it. The second hemistich in Deuteronomy 32:30 contains a circumstantial clause, introduced to strengthen the thought which precedes it. The heathen themselves could be arbitrators (vid., Exodus 21:22), and decide whether the gods of the heathen were not powerless before the God of Israel. "Having experience so often the formidable might of God, they knew for a certainty that the God of Israel was very different from their own idols" (Calvin). The objection offered by Schultz, namely, that "the heathen would not admit that their idols were inferior to Jehovah, and actually denied this at the time when they had the upper hand (Isaiah 10:10-11)," has been quite anticipated by Calvin, when he observes that Moses "leaves the decision to the unbelievers, not as if they would speak the truth, but because he knew that they must be convinced by experience." As a confirmation of this, Luther and others refer not only to the testimony of Balaam (Numbers 23 and 24), but also to the Egyptians (Exodus 14:25) and Philistines (1 Samuel 5:7.), to which we may add Joshua 2:9-10.

Deuteronomy 32:37 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood...

2 Kings 3:13 And Elisha said to the king of Israel, What have I to do with you? get you to the prophets of your father...

Jeremiah 2:28 But where are your gods that you have made you? let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble...

Cross References
Exodus 34:15
lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and when they whore after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and you are invited, you eat of his sacrifice,

Judges 10:14
Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress."

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.

Isaiah 31:9
His rock shall pass away in terror, and his officers desert the standard in panic," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 2:28
But where are your gods that you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you, in your time of trouble; for as many as your cities are your gods, O Judah.

Jeremiah 11:12
Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they make offerings, but they cannot save them in the time of their trouble.

Jeremiah 37:19
Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, 'The king of Babylon will not come against you and against this land'?

Jump to Previous
Refuge Rock Sought Trusted Where
Jump to Next
Refuge Rock Sought Trusted Where
Links
Deuteronomy 32:37 NIV
Deuteronomy 32:37 NLT
Deuteronomy 32:37 ESV
Deuteronomy 32:37 NASB
Deuteronomy 32:37 KJV

Deuteronomy 32:37 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 32:37 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 32:37 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 32:37 French Bible
Deuteronomy 32:37 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Deuteronomy 32:36
Top of Page
Top of Page