New International Version
Smoke pours from its nostrils as from a boiling pot over burning reeds.
King James Bible
Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
Darby Bible Translation
Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a boiling pot and cauldron.
World English Bible
Out of his nostrils a smoke goes, as of a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.
Young's Literal Translation
Out of his nostrils goeth forth smoke, As a blown pot and reeds.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Out of his mouth go burning lamps - Dr. Young, in his paraphrase, has a sensible note on this passage: - "This is nearer the truth than at first view may be imagined. The crocodile, according to naturalists, lying long under water, and being there forced to hold its breath, when it emerges, the breath long repressed is hot, and bursts out so violently, that it resembles fire and smoke. The horse does not repress his breath by any means so long, neither is he so fierce and animated; yet the most correct of poets ventures to use the same metaphor concerning him, volvit sub naribus ignem. By this I would caution against a false opinion of the boldness of Eastern metaphors, from passages ill understood."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
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How Sowers of Strifes and Peacemakers are to be Admonished.
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Flames stream from its mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.
Its breath sets coals ablaze, and flames dart from its mouth.
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