Job 26:12
New International Version
By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.

New Living Translation
By his power the sea grew calm. By his skill he crushed the great sea monster.

English Standard Version
By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab.

Berean Study Bible
By His power He stilled the sea, and by His understanding He shattered Rahab.

New American Standard Bible
"He quieted the sea with His power, And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.

King James Bible
He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

Christian Standard Bible
By his power he stirred the sea, and by his understanding he crushed Rahab.

Contemporary English Version
By his power and wisdom, God conquered the force of the mighty ocean.

Good News Translation
It is his strength that conquered the sea; by his skill he destroyed the monster Rahab.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By His power He stirred the sea, and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.

International Standard Version
By his power he disturbs the sea; and with his skill he shatters the sea monster.

NET Bible
By his power he stills the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.

New Heart English Bible
He stirs up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With his power he calmed the sea. With his insight he killed Rahab [the sea monster].

JPS Tanakh 1917
He stirreth up the sea with His power, And by His understanding He smiteth through Rahab.

New American Standard 1977
“He quieted the sea with His power, And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He divides the sea with his power, and by his intelligence he smites its pride.

King James 2000 Bible
He divides the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through the storm.

American King James Version
He divides the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smites through the proud.

American Standard Version
He stirreth up the sea with his power, And by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has calmed the sea with his might, and by his wisdom the whale has been overthrown.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By his power the seas are suddenly gathered together, and his wisdom has struck the proud one.

Darby Bible Translation
He stirreth up the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab.

English Revised Version
He stirreth up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab.

Webster's Bible Translation
He divideth the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

World English Bible
He stirs up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.

Young's Literal Translation
By His power He hath quieted the sea, And by His understanding smitten the proud.
Study Bible
Job: Who Can Understand God's Majesty?
11The foundations of heaven quake, astounded at His rebuke. 12By His power He stilled the sea, and by His understanding He shattered Rahab. 13By His breath the skies were cleared; His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.…
Cross References
Job 9:13
God does not restrain His anger; the helpers of Rahab cower beneath Him.

Job 12:13
Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.

Job 26:11
The foundations of heaven quake, astounded at His rebuke.

Isaiah 51:9
Awaken, awaken, put on strength, O arm of the LORD. Wake up as in days past, as in generations of long ago. Was it not You who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced through the dragon?

Isaiah 51:15
For I am the LORD your God who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar--the LORD of Hosts is His name.

Jeremiah 31:35
Thus says the LORD, who gives the sun for light by day and orders the moon and stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar--the LORD of Hosts is His name:

Treasury of Scripture

He divides the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smites through the proud.

divideth

Exodus 14:21
And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

Psalm 29:10
The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

Psalm 74:13
Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

he smiteth

Job 40:11,12
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him…

Isaiah 2:12
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

Daniel 4:37
Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

the proud.

Psalm 89:9,10
Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them…

Isaiah 51:9
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?







Lexicon
By His power
בְּ֭כֹחוֹ (bə·ḵō·ḥōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

He stilled
רָגַ֣ע (rā·ḡa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7280: To toss violently and suddenly, to settle, quiet, to wink

the sea,
הַיָּ֑ם (hay·yām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

and by His understanding
וּ֝בִתְבוּנָת֗וֹ (ū·ḇiṯ·ḇū·nā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

He shattered
מָ֣חַץ (mā·ḥaṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4272: To dash asunder, to crush, smash, violently plunge, to subdue, destroy

Rahab.
רָֽהַב׃ (rā·haḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7293: Rahab -- 'storm', a sea monster
(12) He divideth the sea.--The word is taken in the two opposite senses of stirring up and calming; perhaps the latter is more appropriate to the context, which seems to speak of God's mastery over nature.

By his understanding he smiteth through the proud.--Literally, Rahab, which certainly is at times a name for Egypt (see Isaiah 51:9, e.g.), and which, if used in that sense here, can only refer to the signal judgments on Egypt at the Exodus. According to our view of this matter will be the indication derived therefrom of the date of Job.

Verse 12. - He divideth the sea with his power. "Divideth" is certainly a wrong translation. The verb used (־ָגַע) means either "stirreth up" or "stilleth." In favour of the former rendering are Rosen-muller, Schultens, Delitzsch, Merx, and Canon Cook; in favour of the latter, the LXX., Dillmann, and Dr. Stanley Leathes. In either case the general sentiment is that God has full mastery over the sea, and can regulate its movements at his pleasure. And by his understanding he smiteth through the proud; literally, he smiteth through Rahab. (On Rahab, as the great power of evil, see the comment on Job 9:13.) God is said to have "smitten him through by his understanding" since in the contest between good and evil it is rather intelligence than mere force that carries the day. Power alone is sufficient to control the sea. 26:5-14 Many striking instances are here given of the wisdom and power of God, in the creation and preservation of the world. If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God's power there. If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of God's almighty power. By his Spirit, the eternal Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, the breath of his mouth, Ps 33:6, he has not only made the heavens, but beautified them. By redemption, all the other wonderful works of the Lord are eclipsed; and we may draw near, and taste his grace, learn to love him, and walk with delight in his ways. The ground of the controversy between Job and the other disputants was, that they unjustly thought from his afflictions that he must have been guilty of heinous crimes. They appear not to have duly considered the evil and just desert of original sin; nor did they take into account the gracious designs of God in purifying his people. Job also darkened counsel by words without knowledge. But his views were more distinct. He does not appear to have alleged his personal righteousness as the ground of his hope towards God. Yet what he admitted in a general view of his case, he in effect denied, while he complained of his sufferings as unmerited and severe; that very complaint proving the necessity for their being sent, in order to his being further humbled in the sight of God.
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