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Deuteronomy 32:30

    Deuteronomy 32:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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?

    Webster's Revision

    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?

    World English 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?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How should one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Except their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had delivered them up?

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:30

    How should one chase a thousand - If therefore they had not forgotten their Rock, God their author and defense, it could not possibly have come to pass that a thousand of them should flee before one of their enemies.

    Deuteronomy 32:30."And five of you shall chase a hundred;

    And a hundred of you shall chase (רבבה) ten thousand."

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 32:30

    The defeat of Israel would be due to the fact that God, their strength, had abandoned them because of their apostasy.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.