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

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

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

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For their rock - The gods and pretended protectors of the Romans.

Is not as our Rock - Have neither power nor influence like our God.

Our enemies themselves being judges - For they often acknowledged the irresistible power of that God who fought for Israel. See Exodus 14:25; Numbers 23:8-12, Numbers 23:19-21; 1 Samuel 4:8.

There is a passage in Virgil, Eclog. iv., ver. 58, very similar to this saying of Moses: -

Pan Deus Arcadia mecum si judice certet,

Pan etiam Arcadia dicat se judice victum.

"Should the god Pan contend with me," (in singing

the praises of the future hero, the deliverer,

prophesied of in the Sibylline books), "were even

Arcadia judge, Pan would acknowledge himself to be

vanquished, Arcadia herself being judge."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 14:25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel...

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

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.

1 Samuel 4:8 Woe to us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods?...

Ezra 1:3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah...

Ezra 6:9-12 And that which they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt...

Ezra 7:20,21 And whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall have occasion to bestow...

Jeremiah 40:3 Now the LORD has brought it, and done according as he has said: because you have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed his voice...

Daniel 2:47 The king answered to Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets...

Daniel 3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach...

Daniel 6:26,27 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God...

Library
The 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
Now we will grant you this morning that much of the religion which is abroad in the world is a vain thing. The religion of ceremonies is vain. If a man shall trust in the gorgeous pomp of uncommanded mysteries, if he shall consider that there resides some mystic efficacy in a priest, and that by uttering certain words a blessing is infallibly received, we tell him that his religion is a vain thing. You might as well go to the Witch of Endor for grace as to a priest; and if you rely upon words, the
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863

viii
We have not treated the Latin Church after that fashion. There is not a hymn of real merit in the Latin which has not been translated, and in not a few cases oftener than once, with the result that the gems of Latin hymnody are the valued possession of the Christian Church in all English-speaking lands. One does not proceed far without making some discoveries which may account, to a certain extent, for the neglect of Greek hymnody by those men who are best qualified to pursue the study of it. The
John Brownlie—Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church

The Call of Moses
There is a great deal more room given in Scripture to the call of men to God's work than there is to their end. For instance, we don't know where Isaiah died, or how he died, but we know a great deal about the call God gave him, when he saw God on high and lifted up on His throne. I suppose that it is true to-day that hundreds of young men and women who are listening for a call and really want to know what their life's mission is, perhaps find it the greatest problem they ever had. Some don't
Dwight L. Moody—Men of the Bible

Cross References
Exodus 14:25
He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, "Let's get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt."

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.

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

Isaiah 31:9
Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic," declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.

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