New Living Translation
Am I a sea monster or a dragon that you must place me under guard?
King James Bible
Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?
Darby Bible Translation
Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, that thou settest a watch over me?
World English Bible
Am I a sea, or a sea monster, that you put a guard over me?
Young's Literal Translation
A sea -monster am I, or a dragon, That thou settest over me a guard?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:12 A sea - Am I as fierce and unruly as the sea, which, if thou didst not set bounds to it, would overwhelm the earth? Or, am I a vast and ungovernable sea - monster? Which thou must restrain by thy powerful providence. That, and c. - That thou shouldest guard and restrain me with such heavy and unexampled miseries? We are apt in affliction to complain of God, as if he laid more upon us than there is occasion for: whereas we are never in heaviness, but when there is need, nor more than there is need.
LibraryWhether the Souls who are in Heaven or Hell are Able to Go from Thence?
Objection 1: It would seem that the souls in heaven or hell are unable to go from thence. For Augustine says (De Cura pro Mort. xiii): "If the souls of the dead took any part in the affairs of the living, to say nothing of others, there is myself whom not for a single night would my loving mother fail to visit since she followed me by land and sea in order to abide with me": and from this he concludes that the souls of the departed do not mingle in the affairs of the living. But they would be able …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Of the Lack of all Comfort
And what Members of the Holy Body, which is the Church...
"Son of man, mourn for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and give him this message: "You think of yourself as a strong young lion among the nations, but you are really just a sea monster, heaving around in your own rivers, stirring up mud with your feet.
Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will send many people to catch you in my net and haul you out of the water.
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