New International Version
By his power he churned up the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab to pieces.
King James Bible
He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.
Darby Bible Translation
He stirreth up the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He divideth the sea with his power - Here is a manifest allusion to the passage of the Red Sea by the Israelites, and the overthrow of Pharaoh and his host, according to the opinion of the most eminent critics.
He smiteth through the proud - רהב Rahab, the very name by which Egypt is called Isaiah 51:9, and elsewhere. Calmet remarks: "This appears to refer only to the passage of the Red Sea, and the destruction of Pharaoh. Were we not prepossessed with the opinion that Job died before Moses, every person at the first view of the subject must consider it in this light." I am not thus prepossessed. Let Job 54e when he might, I am satisfied the Book of Job was written long after the death of Moses, and not earlier than the days of Solomon, if not later. The farther I go in the work, the more this conviction is deepened; and the opposite sentiment appears to be perfectly gratuitous.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the proud. Heb. pride
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate …
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World
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God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet.
"To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
The pillars of the heavens quake, aghast at his rebuke.
Awake, awake, arm of the LORD, clothe yourself with strength! Awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old. Was it not you who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced that monster through?
For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD Almighty is his name.
This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD Almighty is his name:
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