Deuteronomy 32:30

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rocke had sold them, and the Lord had shut them vp?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had given them up?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How should one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Except their Rock had sold them, And Jehovah had delivered them up?
- American Standard Version (1901)

How would it be possible for one to overcome a thousand, and two to send ten thousand in flight, if their rock had not let them go, if the Lord had not given them up?
- Basic English Bible

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?
- Darby 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?
- Webster's 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?
- World English Bible

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?
- Youngs Literal Bible

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had given them over and the LORD had delivered them up?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 32:30


32:30 One - Israelite. Their rock - Their God, who was their refuge and defence. Sold them - Namely, for bond - slaves, had given themselves up into their enemies hands. Shut them up - As it were in the net which their enemies had laid for them.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 32

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Behold verse five, 1Kings 16:20, 2Kings 11:14, 2 Cronicles 23:13 TREASON ! 2Kings 9:31 TREACHERY ! WISDOM OF SOLOMON 14:21 TYRANNY ! After the first century church had began it fell into a split. The Apostate church and Backsliding church a.k.a. two Brides. The paradoxical bride became the epitome of old testiment Israel. Who belongs to which catagory of brides ? ELIJAH COMES FIRST AMEN !
  • Norm
    Do not WAIT but repent and receive CHRIST JESUS as SAVIOUR today! Pray to receive His Holy Spirit and be saved from wrath. That spirit of antichrist is already in the world. Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife and some also of good will: Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
  • Word
    Yahuda song of Moses starting end chapter 31 a fact that this is the song that the election will be singing at the 7th trump as you see in Revelation 15 when the true Christ returned an the elect are singing the victory over antichrist who had came as instead of Christ and deceived the whole world then the servants are the election an overcomers who listen to the truth an had eyes to see an WAITED
  • YAHuda
    Joanie...in reference to this chapter who are the servants spoken of in this chapter...the Israelites.
  • Why would the Lord avenge the blood of His servants? Aren't we as believers, His servants? Or is this a taking payment the cross Christ for us because or blood is cursed with man's sin? Help me understand this.
  • Velma Riley-Francis
    verse 4 teaches me that God is the rock of my salvation, and without the rock We dear not live and everything we need in live we have to depend. It teaches how pure and perfect the rock so let us stay closer to God and be ready waiting until he comes, praise God!

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