The folds of his flesh are joined together: they are firm on him; they cannot be moved.
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George Leo Haydock
The deep as growing old. Growing hoary, as it were, with the froth which he leaves behind him. (Challoner)
The Vulgate has well expressed the force of the original, and shows the rapidity with which the crocodile moves. (Calmet)
Protestants, "one would think the deep to be hoary. "The devil transforms himself into an angel (Haydock) of light. (Du Hamel)
8. The ‘flesh’ of this Leviathan are all the reprobate, who rise not in their longing to a knowledge of their spiritual country. But the ‘members of his flesh’ are those, who are united to these very persons, when acting wickedly, and preceding them in the way to iniquity. As is said on the other hand by Paul to the Lord’s body; Ye are the body of Christ, and members of a member. [1 Cor. 12, 27] For a member of a body is one thing, a member of a member is another. For a member of the body is a part referred to a whole, but a member of a member is a particle to a part. For a member of a member is a finger to the hand, the hand to the arm, but a member of the body, is the whole of this together to the body at large. As therefore in the spiritual body of the Lord we term ‘members of a member’ those who in His Church are governed by others; so, in that reprobate congregation of this Leviathan, those are the ‘members of his flesh,’ who by their wicked deeds are joined to some more wicked th...