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1 Samuel 2:2

    1 Samuel 2:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There is none holy as Jehovah; For there is none besides thee, Neither is there any rock like our God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    No other is holy as the Lord, for there is no other God but you: there is no Rock like our God.

    Webster's Revision

    There is none holy as Jehovah; For there is none besides thee, Neither is there any rock like our God.

    World English Bible

    There is no one as holy as Yahweh, For there is no one besides you, nor is there any rock like our God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 2:2

    None holy - Holiness is peculiar to the God of Israel; no false god ever pretended to holiness; it was no attribute of heathenism, nor of any religion ever professed in the world before or since the true revelation of the true God.

    There is none beside thee - There can be but one unoriginated, infinite, and eternal Being; that Being is Jehovah.

    Any rock like our God - Rabbi Maimon has observed that the word צור tsur, which we translate rock, signifies, when applied to Jehovah, fountain, source, spring. There is no source whence continual help and salvation can arise but our God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 2:2

    Any rock ... - The term rock as applied to God is first found in the song of Moses (see Deuteronomy 32:4 note), where the juxtaposition of rock and salvation in 1 Samuel 2:15, "he lightly esteemed the rock of his salvation," seems to indicate that Hannah was acquainted with the song of Moses.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 2:2

    2:2 None holy - None so perfectly, unchangeably and constantly holy. None beside - Not only none is so holy as thou art, but in truth there is none holy besides thee; namely, entirely, or independently, but only by participation from thee. Any rock - Thou only art a sure defence and refuge to all that flee to thee.