New International Version
May those who curse days curse that day, those who are ready to rouse Leviathan.
King James Bible
Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
Darby Bible Translation
Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to rouse Leviathan;
World English Bible
Let them curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up leviathan.
Young's Literal Translation
Let the cursers of day mark it, Who are ready to wake up Leviathan.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let them curse it that curse the day - This translation is scarcely intelligible. I have waded through a multitude of interpretations, without being able to collect from them such a notion of the verse as could appear to me probable. Schultens, Rosenmller, and after them Mr. Good, have labored much to make it plain. They think the custom of sorcerers who had execrations for peoples, places, things, days, etc., is here referred to; such as Balaam, Elymas, and many others were: but I cannot think that a man who knew the Divine Being and his sole government of the world so well as Job did, would make such an allusion, who must have known that such persons and their pretensions were impostors and execrable vanities. I shall give as near a translation as I can of the words, and subjoin a short paraphrase: יקבהו אררי יום העתידימערר לויתן yikkebuhu orerey yom haathidim orer livyathan; "Let them curse it who detest the day; them who are ready to raise up the leviathan." That is, Let them curse my birthday who hate daylight, such as adulterers, murderers, thieves, and banditti, for whose practices the night is more convenient; and let them curse it who, being like me weary of life, are desperate enough to provoke the leviathan, the crocodile, to tear them to pieces. This version is nearly the same as that given by Coverdale. Let them that curse the daye give it their curse also, then those that be ready to rayse up leviathan. By leviathan some understand the greatest and most imminent dangers; and others, the devil, whom the enchanters are desperate enough to attempt to raise by their incantations. Calmet understands the whole to be spoken of the Atlantes, a people of Ethiopia, who curse the sun because it parches their fields and their bodies; and who fearlessly attack, kill, and eat the crocodile. This seems a good sense.
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who are ready.
their mourning. or, a leviathan.
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There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.--HEB. 4:9. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth . . . Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, …
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A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The Rich Sinner Dying. Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15.
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
May that night be barren; may no shout of joy be heard in it.
May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn,
"Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?
No one is fierce enough to rouse it. Who then is able to stand against me?
When it rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before its thrashing.
In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword-- his fierce, great and powerful sword-- Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.
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