18 You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.

Other Translations of Deuteronomy 32:18

King James Version

18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

English Standard Version

18 You were unmindful of the Rock that boreOr fathered you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.

The Message

18 You walked out on the Rock who gave you your life, forgot the birth-God who brought you into the world.

New King James Version

18 Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, And have forgotten the God who fathered you.

New Living Translation

18 You neglected the Rock who had fathered you; you forgot the God who had given you birth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:18

Commentary on Deuteronomy 32:15-18

(Read Deuteronomy 32:15-18)

Here are two instances of the wickedness of Israel, each was apostacy from God. These people were called Jeshurun, "an upright people," so some; "a seeing people," so others: but they soon lost the reputation both of their knowledge and of their righteousness. They indulged their appetites, as if they had nothing to do but to make provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts of it. Those who make a god of themselves, and a god of their bellies, in pride and wantonness, and cannot bear to be told of it, thereby forsake God, and show they esteem him lightly. There is but one way of a sinner's acceptance and sanctification, however different modes of irreligion, or false religion, may show that favourable regard for other ways, which is often miscalled candid. How mad are idolaters, who forsake the Rock of salvation, to run themselves upon the rock of perdition!