New International Version
You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Of the Rock that begot thee wast thou unmindful, And thou hast forgotten God who brought thee forth.
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.
Deuteronomy 32:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Of the Rock that begat thee - צור tsur, the first cause, the fountain of thy being. See the note on Deuteronomy 32:4.
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LibraryThe Eagle and Its Brood
'As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings.'--DEUT. xxxii. 11. This is an incomplete sentence in the Authorised Version, but really it should be rendered as a complete one; the description of the eagle's action including only the two first clauses, and (the figure being still retained) the person spoken of in the last clauses being God Himself. That is to say, it should read thus, 'As an eagle stirreth up his nest, …
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The Call of Moses
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
1 Samuel 12:9
"But they forgot the LORD their God; so 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.
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.
They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt,
You have forgotten God your Savior; you have not remembered the Rock, your fortress. Therefore, though you set out the finest plants and plant imported vines,
When its twigs are dry, they are broken off and women come and make fires with them. For this is a people without understanding; so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.
Israel has forgotten their Maker and built palaces; Judah has fortified many towns. But I will send fire on their cities that will consume their fortresses."
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