New International Version
When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before its thrashing.
King James Bible
When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
Darby Bible Translation
When he raiseth himself up, the mighty are afraid: they are beside themselves with consternation.
World English Bible
When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid. They retreat before his thrashing.
Young's Literal Translation
From his rising are the mighty afraid, From breakings they keep themselves free.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By reason of breakings they purify themselves - No version, either ancient or modern, appears to have understood this verse; nor is its true sense known. The Septuagint have, "When he turns himself, he terrifies all the quadrupeds on the earth." The original is short and obscure: משברים יתחטאו mishshebarim yithchattau. Mr. Good takes the plural termination ים im, from the first word, of which he makes the noun ים yam, the sea, and thus translates it, "They are confounded at the tumult of the sea." In this I can find no more light than in our own. Mr. Heath has, "For very terror they fall to the ground." The translations of it are as unsatisfactory as they are various. I shall give both the verses from Coverdale: -
His herte is as harde as a stone; and as fast as the stythye (anvil) that the hammer man smyteth upon: when he goeth the mightiest off all are afrayed, and the waives hevy. The dull swell in the waters proclaims his advance; and when this is perceived, the stout-hearted tremble.
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
Whether the Devil Can Induce Man to Sin of Necessity?
How Sowers of Strifes and Peacemakers are to be Admonished.
Whether Wisdom Should be Reckoned among the Gifts of the Holy Ghost?
May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.
Its chest is hard as rock, hard as a lower millstone.
The sword that reaches it has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.
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