Job 41:1

Can you draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord which you let down?
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
I. Hebrew, "None is so fierce that dare stir it up. "(Haydock) Cruel, or rash, like those to Tentyra, chap. iii. 8. (Calmet) This monster is terrible to those that flee, while it retires from the pursuer. But only these people dare to attack it. (Pliny, viii. 25.) "I will not ask the crocodile to revenge me of my enemies "as some might do in a rage, through impotence. (Haydock) (Sanchez) (Menochius) Countenance, even though they might overcome the crocodile. God is here speaking. Septuagint, "Dost thou not fear, since it is ready for thee, (Grabe substitutes, "me") for who will resist me? "or, "who shall stand against me, and live? All", ver. 2. (Haydock) God ruleth not with cruelty, like a tyrant, but with justice, ease, and power. (Worthington)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
17. For Leviathan means ‘their addition.’ Of whom, in truth, but of men? amongst whom he introduced once for all the guilt of sin, and carries it onward to eternal death by the most evil suggestions day by day. And while he multiplies their guilt by the usury of sin, he doubtless without ceasing adds to their punishment. He can also be called Leviathan by way of mocking. For he declared in his cunning persuasion that he would confer a divine nature on the first man, but he took away immortality. [Gen. 3, 4. 5.] He can therefore be called ironically ‘The addition to men,’ for when he promised them to bestow that which they were not, he even took away by his craft that which they really were. But this Leviathan was caught with a hook, because when in the case of our Redeemer he seized through his satellites the bait of His Body, the sharp sting of His Godhead pierced him through. For a hook held as it were the throat of its swallower, when both the bait of the flesh appeared for the devo...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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