for all his ways are just.
He is a reliable God who is never unjust,
he is fair 2 and upright.
and put out of mind the God who gave you birth.
and two pursue ten thousand;
unless their Rock had delivered them up, 5
and the Lord had handed them over?
1 tc The LXX reads Θεός (qeos, “God”) for the MT’s “Rock.”
sn The Hebrew term depicts God as a rocky summit where one may find safety and protection. Within a covenantal context it serves as a reminder to the people that their God has committed himself to their protection in return for their allegiance.
2 tn Or “just” (KJV, NAB, NRSV, NLT) or “righteous” (NASB).
3 tc The Hebrew text is corrupt here; the translation follows the suggestion offered in HALOT 1477 s.v. שׁיה. Cf. NASB, NLT “You neglected”; NIV “You deserted”; NRSV “You were unmindful of.”
4 tn The words “man” and “of them” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “sold them” (so NAB, NIV, NRSV, NLT).