New International Version
How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?
King James Bible
How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
Darby Bible Translation
How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Were it not that their Rock had sold them, And Jehovah had delivered them up?
World English Bible
How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and Yahweh had delivered them up?
Young's Literal Translation
How doth one pursue a thousand, And two cause a myriad to flee! If not -- that their rock hath sold them, And Jehovah hath shut them up?
Deuteronomy 32:30 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How should one chase a thousand - If therefore they had not forgotten their Rock, God their author and defense, it could not possibly have come to pass that a thousand of them should flee before one of their enemies.
Deuteronomy 32:30."And five of you shall chase a hundred;
And a hundred of you shall chase (רבבה) ten thousand."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Religion --A Reality
The Call of Moses
You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
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.
In his anger against Israel the LORD gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.
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.
1 Chronicles 12:14
These Gadites were army commanders; the least was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand.
You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.
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