New International Version
It makes the depths churn like a boiling caldron and stirs up the sea like a pot 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot - This is occasioned by strongly agitating the waters at or near the bottom; and the froth which arises to the top from this agitation may have the appearance of ointment. But several travelers say that the crocodile has a very strong scent of musk, and that he even imparts this smell to the water through which he passes, and therefore the text may be taken literally. This property of the crocodile has been noticed by several writers.
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(When a large crocodile dives to the bottom, the violent agitation of the water may justly be compared to liquor boiling in a caldron; and his body being strongly impregnated with the scent of musk, the water is affected by it to a considerable distance. In the oriental style, great rivers and lakes are called seas.)
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 …
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Its undersides are jagged potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge.
It leaves a glistening wake behind it; one would think the deep had white hair.
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