Deuteronomy 32:31
New International Version
For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.

New Living Translation
But the rock of our enemies is not like our Rock, as even they recognize.

English Standard Version
For their rock is not as our Rock; our enemies are by themselves.

Berean Study Bible
For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies concede.

New American Standard Bible
"Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this.

New King James Version
For their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges.

King James Bible
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Christian Standard Bible
But their "rock" is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.

Contemporary English Version
Even our enemies know that only our God is a Mighty Rock.

Good News Translation
Their enemies know that their own gods are weak, not mighty like Israel's God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But their "rock" is not like our Rock; even our enemies concede.

International Standard Version
For their rock isn't like our Rock, as even our enemies admit.

NET Bible
For our enemies' rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.

New Heart English Bible
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their rock isn't like our rock. Even our enemies will agree with this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For their rock is not as our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges.

New American Standard 1977
“Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For their strong one is not as our strong One, and even our enemies are judges of this.

King James 2000 Bible
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

American King James Version
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

American Standard Version
For their rock is not as our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For their gods are not as our God, but our enemies are void of understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our God is not as their gods: our enemies themselves are judges.

Darby Bible Translation
For their rock is not as our Rock: Let our enemies themselves be judges.

English Revised Version
For their rock is not as our Rock, Even our enemies themselves being judges.

Webster's Bible Translation
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges:

World English Bible
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Young's Literal Translation
For not as our Rock is their rock, (And our enemies are judges!)
Study Bible
The Song of Moses
30How could one man pursue a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up? 31For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies concede. 32But their vine is from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are poisonous; Their clusters are bitter.…
Cross References
Exodus 14:25
He caused their chariot wheels to wobble, so that they had difficulty driving. "Let us flee from the Israelites," said the Egyptians, "for the LORD is fighting for them against Egypt!"

1 Samuel 2:2
There is no one holy like the LORD. Indeed, there is no one besides You! And there is no rock like our God.

Psalm 18:31
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the rock except our God?

Isaiah 31:9
Their rock will pass away for fear, and their princes will panic at the sight of the battle standard," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture

For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Exodus 14:25
And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

Numbers 23:8,23
How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? …

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







Lexicon
For
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

their rock
כְצוּרֵ֖נוּ (ḵə·ṣū·rê·nū)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

is not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

like our Rock,
צוּרָ֑ם (ṣū·rām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

even our enemies
וְאֹיְבֵ֖ינוּ (wə·’ō·yə·ḇê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

concede.
פְּלִילִֽים׃ (pə·lî·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6414: A magistrate
(31) For their rock.--Perhaps this may be taken, For their rock (the enemies' God) is not as our Rock (Jehovah), and yet our enemies are judges, i.e., lords, over us. So Rashi takes it. The verse should be read as a parenthesis. The argument would be this: No cause can be found for the defeat of Israel except the displeasure of Jehovah. The enemies have no gods that could fight against Israel.

The word for judges occurs only in Exodus 21:22; Job 31:11. The phrase "our enemies themselves being judges" (of the question) is more like Latin than Hebrew, but it may be correct.

Verse 31. - The heathen had also a rock in which they trusted - their idol-gods; but even they knew and felt that their rock was not as the Rock of Israel, for, having often experienced the almighty power of God, they could not but acknowledge that he was mightier far than the gods whom they worshipped (cf. Exodus 14:25; Numbers 33, 34; Joshua 2:9; 1 Samuel 5:7). Moses is here himself again the speaker. 32:26-38 The idolatry and rebellions of Israel deserved, and the justice of God seemed to demand, that they should be rooted out. But He spared Israel, and continues them still to be living witnesses of the truth of the Bible, and to silence unbelievers. They are preserved for wise and holy purposes and the prophecies give us some idea what those purposes are. The Lord will never disgrace the throne of his glory. It is great wisdom, and will help much to the return of sinners to God, seriously to consider their latter end, or the future state. It is here meant particularly of what God foretold by Moses, about this people in the latter days; but it may be applied generally. Oh that men would consider the happiness they will lose, and the misery they will certainly plunge into, if they go on in their trespasses! What will be in the end thereof? Jer 5:31. For the Lord will in due time bring down the enemies of the church, in displeasure against their wickedness. When sinners deem themselves most secure, they suddenly fall into destruction. And God's time to appear for the deliverance of his people, is when things are at the worst with them. But those who trust to any rock but God, will find it fail them when they most need it. The rejection of the Messiah by the Jewish nation, is the continuance of their ancient idolatry, apostacy, and rebellion. They shall be brought to humble themselves before the Lord, to repent of their sins, and to trust in their long-rejected Mediator for salvation. Then he will deliver them, and make their prosperity great.
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