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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is God but the Lord: and who is strong but our God?

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

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

2 Samuel 22:32 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

25 Thus Jehovah repaid me according to my righteousness,

According to my cleanness before His eyes.

26 Towards the pious Thou showest thyself pious,

Towards the perfectly innocent Thou showest thyself innocent.

27 Towards the genuine Thou showest thyself genuine,

And towards the perverse Thou showest thyself crooked.

28 And afflicted people Thou helpest,

And Thine eyes are against the haughty; them Thou humblest.

The motive for deliverance, which was expounded in 2 Samuel 22:21-24, is summed up briefly in 2 Samuel 22:25; and then in 2 Samuel 22:26 and 2 Samuel 22:27 it is carried back to the general truth, that the conduct of God towards men is regulated according to the conduct of men towards God. The vav cons. in ויּשׁב expresses the logical consequence. כּברי is used instead of ידי כּבר in 2 Samuel 22:21, which is repeated in the psalm simply for the sake of variation. The truth that God treats every man in accordance with his conduct towards Him, is expounded in four parallel clauses, in which the conduct of God is expressed in verbs in the Hithpael, formed from the adjectives used to describe the conduct of men towards God. To the חסיד, the pious or devoted to God, He also shows himself pious; and innocent, blameless, to the תמים גּבּור, the man strong in innocence, who walks in perfect innocence. נבר, a Niphal participle, from בּרר, he who keeps himself pure, strives after purity of walk. תּתּבר, an anomalous contraction of תּתבּרר (Ps.), analogous to the formation of נבר for נברר. The form תּתּפּל for תּתפּתּל, to show one's self perverse of crooked, is still more anomalous. God shows himself so towards the perverse, by giving him up to his perverseness (Romans 1:28). This general truth is applied in 2 Samuel 22:28 to the congregation of God, in the contrast which it presents of humble and haughty, and is expounded from the conduct of God, as displayed in the history of Israel, towards these two classes of men, into which the nation was divided. In the psalm, therefore, we find אתּה כּי, for which the simple ו is substituted here, because the verse does not contain any actual reason for what goes before. עני עם, afflicted people, is used to denote the pious and depressed in the nation; רמים, the high, i.e., the haughty, or godless rich and mighty in the nation. תּשׁפּיל is to be taken as a relative: whom Thou humblest (see Ewald, 332, b.; and for the thought, Isaiah 2:11). In the psalm the unusual mode of expression in the second clause is changed into the more common phrase, "Thou bringest down high, i.e., proud looks" (cf. Proverbs 6:17; Proverbs 21:4; Proverbs 30:13; Psalm 131:1, etc.).

2 Samuel 22:32 Parallel Commentaries

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For who

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.

Isaiah 44:6,8 Thus said the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last...

Isaiah 45:5,6,21 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded you, though you have not known me...

Jeremiah 10:6,7,16 For as much as there is none like to you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might...

a rock

2 Samuel 22:2,3 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer...

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

2 Samuel 22:2
He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,

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