New American Standard Bible
"His strong scales are his pride, Shut up as with a tight seal.
King James Bible
His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
Darby Bible Translation
The rows of his shields are a pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
World English Bible
Strong scales are his pride, shut up together with a close seal.
Young's Literal Translation
A pride -- strong ones of shields, Shut up -- a close seal.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His scales are his pride - Margin, "strong pieces of shields." The literal translation of this would be, "Pride, the strong of shields;" that is, the strong shields. There can be no doubt that there is reference to the scales of the animal, as having a resemblance to strong shields laid close to each other. But there is considerable variety of opinion as to its meaning. Umbreit and Prof. Lee take the word here rendered "pride" (גאוה gê'voh) to be the same as (גוה gêvâh), "back," and then the meaning would be that his back was armed as with a shield - referring, as Prof. Lee supposes, to the dorsal fin of the whale. But there is no necessity for this supposition, and it cannot be denied that it is somewhat forced. The "connection" requires that we should understand it, not of the dorsal fin, but of the scales; for a description immediately follows in continuation of this, which will by no means apply to the fin. The obvious and proper meaning is, that the pride or glory of the animal - that on which his safety depended, and which was the most remarkable thing about him - was his "scales," which were laid together like firm and compact shields, so that nothing could penetrate them. This description accords better with the crocodile than with any other animal. It is covered with scales, "which are so hard as to resist a musket-ball." "Ed. Ency." The description cannot be applied to a whale, which has no scales; and accordingly Prof. Lee supposes that the reference in this verse and the two following is not to the "scales," but to the "teeth," and to "the setting in of the dorsal fin!"
Shut up together - Made close or compact.
As with a close seal - As if they had been sealed with wax, so that no air could come between them.
LibraryWhether the Good Will be Judged at the Judgment?
Objection 1: It would seem that none of the good will be judged at the judgment. For it is declared (Jn. 3:18) that "he that believeth in Him is not judged." Now all the good believed in Him. Therefore they will not be judged. Objection 2: Further, those who are uncertain of their bliss are not blessed: whence Augustine proves (Gen. ad lit. xi) that the demons were never blessed. But the saints are now blessed. Therefore they are certain of their bliss. Now what is certain is not submitted to judgment. …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether by Divine Justice an Eternal Punishment is Inflicted on Sinners? [*Cf. Fs, Q , Aa ,4]
Epistle Xliii. To Eulogius and Anastasius, Bishops.
And for Your Fearlessness against them Hold this Sure Sign -- Whenever There Is...
And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.
"Who can open the doors of his face? Around his teeth there is terror.
"One is so near to another That no air can come between them.
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