New International Version
It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword.
King James Bible
He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
Darby Bible Translation
He is the chief of God's ways: he that made him gave him his sword.
World English Bible
He is the chief of the ways of God. He who made him gives him his sword.
Young's Literal Translation
He is a beginning of the ways of God, His Maker bringeth nigh his sword;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He is the chief of the ways of God - The largest, strongest, and swiftest quadruped that God has formed.
He that made him - No power of man or beast can overcome him. God alone can overcome him, and God alone could make his sword (of extinction) approach to him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
It is a doctrine, as I believe, taught us in Holy Writ, that when a man is saved by divine grace, he is not wholly cleansed from the corruption of his heart. When we believe in Jesus Christ all our sins are pardoned; yet the power of sin, albeit that it is weakened and kept under by the dominion of the new-born nature which God doth infuse into our souls, doth not cease, but still tarrieth in us, and will do so to our dying day. It is a doctrine held by all the orthodox, that there dwelleth still …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
Whether Hope is in the Damned?
On the Interior Man
The Tenth Commandment
"Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron.
Nothing on earth is its equal-- a creature without fear.
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