New International Version
It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.
King James Bible
Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
Darby Bible Translation
*Thou* didst break in pieces the heads of leviathan, thou gavest him to be meat to those that people the desert.
World English Bible
You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces. You gave him as food to people and desert creatures.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast broken the heads of leviathan, Thou makest him food, For the people of the dry places.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The heads of leviathan - Leviathan might be intended here as a personification of the Egypttan government; and its heads, Pharaoh and his chief captains.
To the people inhabiting the wilderness - Probably meaning the birds and beasts of prey. These were the people of the wilderness, which fed on the dead bodies of the Egyptians, which the tides had cast ashore. The Vulgate, Septuagint, Ethiopic, and Arabic read, "Thou hast given him for meat to the Ethiopians," or Abyssinians.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Of the Red Dragon with Seven Heads fighting with Michael about the new-born Child. The first vision of the little book, of which we treated in the eleventh chapter, ran through the whole Apocalyptical course, from the beginning to the end, and that, as we elsewhere observed, to point out its connexion with the seals and trumpets. Now to that vision the remaining prophecies of the same interval, and of the affairs of the Church are to be accommodated, in order to complete the system of the little …
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse
The Wisdom of God
"Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?
May the desert tribes bow before him and his enemies lick the dust.
There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.
In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword-- his fierce, great and powerful sword-- Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.
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