Deuteronomy 32:31

31 But the rock of our enemies is not like our Rock, as even they recognize.

Deuteronomy 32:31 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 32:31

For their rock [is] not as our rock
That is, the gods of the Heathens, the rock in which they trusted, are not like the God of Israel, the rock of salvation, in which all true believers, whether Jews or Gentiles, place their confidence; and indeed let that be what it will, that is short of Christ the rock, men lay the stress of their salvation on, it is no rock, but sand, and will stand them in no stead; see ( Matthew 7:24-27 ) ;

even our enemies themselves [being] judges;
as has been confessed of the God of Israel by the Heathens; see ( Exodus 14:25 ) ( Numbers 23:8 ) ( 1 Samuel 4:8 ) ; and was by Titus with respect to the destruction of Jerusalem; (See Gill on Deuteronomy 32:27); and by the Roman emperors when conquered by the Christians, who asked pardon of the God of the Christians, and owned that the God of Constantine was the true God; (See Gill on Revelation 6:16).

Deuteronomy 32:31 In-Context

29 Oh, that they were wise and could understand this! Oh, that they might know their fate!
30 How could one person chase a thousand of them, and two people put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?
31 But the rock of our enemies is not like our Rock, as even they recognize.
32 Their vine grows from the vine of Sodom, from the vineyards of Gomorrah. Their grapes are poison, and their clusters are bitter.
33 Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. Greek version reads our enemies are fools.