Psalm 18:31
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English Standard Version
For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?—

King James Bible
For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

American Standard Version
For who is God, save Jehovah? And who is a rock, besides our God,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For who is God but the Lord? or who is God but our God?

English Revised Version
For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, beside our God?

Webster's Bible Translation
For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 18:25-28) What was said in Psalm 18:21 is again expressed here as a result of the foregoing, and substantiated in Psalm 18:26, Psalm 18:27. חסיד is a friend of God and man, just as pius is used of behaviour to men as well as towards God. גּבר תמים the man (construct of גּבר) of moral and religious completeness (integri equals integritatis, cf. Psalm 15:2), i.e., of undivided devotion to God. נבר (instead of which we find בּר לבב elsewhere, Psalm 24:4; Psalm 73:1) not one who is purified, but, in accordance with the reflexive primary meaning of Niph., one who is purifying himself, ἁγνίζων ἑαυτόν, 1 John 3:3. עקּשׁ (the opposite of ישׂר) one who is morally distorted, perverse. Freely formed Hithpaels are used with these attributive words to give expression to the corresponding self-manifestation: התחסּד, התּמּם (Ges. 54, 2, b), התבּרר, and התפּתּל (to show one's self נפתּל or פּתלתּל). The fervent love of the godly man God requites with confiding love, the entire submission of the upright with a full measure of grace, the endeavour after purity by an unbeclouded charity (cf. Psalm 73:1), moral perverseness by paradoxical judgments, giving the perverse over to his perverseness (Romans 1:28) and leading him by strange ways to final condemnation (Isaiah 29:14, cf. Leviticus 26:23.). The truth, which is here enunciated, is not that the conception which man forms of God is the reflected image of his own mind and heart, but that God's conduct to man is the reflection of the relation in which man has placed himself to God; cf. 1 Samuel 2:30; 1 Samuel 15:23. This universal truth is illustrated and substantiated in Psalm 18:28. The people who are bowed down by affliction experience God's condescension, to their salvation; and their haughty oppressors, god's exaltation, to their humiliation. Lofty, proud eyes are among the seven things that Jahve hateth, according to Proverbs 6:17. The judgment of God compels them to humble themselves with shame, Isaiah 2:11.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 86:8 Among the gods there is none like to you, O Lord; neither are there any works like to your works.

Deuteronomy 32:31,39 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges...

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.

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

Isaiah 45:5,21,22 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded you, though you have not known me...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:31
For their rock is not as our Rock; our enemies are by themselves.

Deuteronomy 32:39
"'See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

1 Samuel 2:2
"There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.

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.

Psalm 62:2
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Psalm 86:8
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.

Isaiah 45:5
I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me,

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