In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into dancing before him.
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George Leo Haydock
When. Hebrew, "a pot of ointment. "This boils out very much. (Calmet)
The flesh of the crocodile has also the smell of musk; (Bo chart) and Peter Martyr asserts, that Columbus found some in America, which plunged into the water, and left behind them the odour of musk or castor. When they are wounded, they give the same perfume to the sea, or rather to the waters, where they abide. The Hebrews style all deep rives and lakes, seas. (Calmet)
Crocodiles were kept in the lake Moeris, being adored and honoured as gods. (Herodotus ii. 69.)
Septuagint, "He deems the sea as a vase of ointment; (23) and the Tartarus of the abyss, like a prisoner. "Theodotion adds, "He hath considered the abyss as a walk."
2. For what is designated by the ‘neck’ of that Leviathan, except the stretching out of his pride, with which he raises himself up against God, when, with pretended sanctity, he is exalted also by the pride of power? For that pride is expressed by the ‘neck,’ the Prophet Isaiah witnesses, who reproves the daughters of Jerusalem, saying, They have walked with stretched forth neck. [Is. 3, 16] Strength then is said to remain in the ‘neck’ of this Leviathan, because power is also subjoined and ministers to his pride. For all his haughty pride, all his crafty machinations, he prosecutes at that time by the strength also of secular power. Which the prophet Daniel observing, says, Craft will be directed aright in his hand. [Dan. 8, 25] For craft in his hand, is fraud in his strength; for all his wicked designs he is able also, for the time, to carry out with strength. But his craft is said to be ‘directed,’ because the malice of his fraud is impeded by no difficulty. For this Leviathan or hi...