New American Standard Bible
"He makes the depths boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.
King James Bible
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment.
Darby Bible Translation
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot; he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment;
World English Bible
He makes the deep to boil like a pot. He makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
Young's Literal Translation
He causeth to boil as a pot the deep, The sea he maketh as a pot of ointment.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot - In his rapid motion through it. The word "deep" (מצולה metsôlâh) may refer to any deep place - either of the sea, of a river, or of mire, Psalm 69:2. It is applied to the depths of the sea, Jonah 2:3; Micah 7:19; but there is nothing in the word that will prevent its application to a large river like the Nile - the usual abode of the crocodile.
He maketh the sea - The word "sea" (ים yâm) is often applied to a large river, like the Nile or the Euphrates; see the notes at Isaiah 19:5.
Like a pot of ointment - When it is mixed, or stirred together. Bochart supposes that there is an allusion here to the smell of musk, which it is said the crocodile has, and by which the waters through which he passes seem to be perfumed. But the allusion seems rather to be merely to the fact that the deep is agitated by him when he passes through it, as if it were stirred from the bottom like a pot of ointment.
LibraryWhether the Good Will be Judged at the Judgment?
Objection 1: It would seem that none of the good will be judged at the judgment. For it is declared (Jn. 3:18) that "he that believeth in Him is not judged." Now all the good believed in Him. Therefore they will not be judged. Objection 2: Further, those who are uncertain of their bliss are not blessed: whence Augustine proves (Gen. ad lit. xi) that the demons were never blessed. But the saints are now blessed. Therefore they are certain of their bliss. Now what is certain is not submitted to judgment. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether by Divine Justice an Eternal Punishment is Inflicted on Sinners? [*Cf. Fs, Q , Aa ,4]
Epistle Xliii. To Eulogius and Anastasius, Bishops.
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"His underparts are like sharp potsherds; He spreads out like a threshing sledge on the mire.
"Behind him he makes a wake to shine; One would think the deep to be gray-haired.
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