Psalm 74:13
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New International Version
It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.

King James Bible
Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Darby Bible Translation
*Thou* didst divide the sea by thy strength; thou didst break the heads of the monsters on the waters:

World English Bible
You divided the sea by your strength. You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast broken by Thy strength a sea -monster, Thou hast shivered Heads of dragons by the waters,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou didst divide the sea - When our fathers came from Egypt.

Thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters - Pharaoh, his captains, and all his hosts were drowned in the Red Sea, when attempting to pursue them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

divide. Heb. break

Psalm 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him.

Psalm 78:13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.

Psalm 106:8,9 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known...

Psalm 136:13-18 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endures for ever...

Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night...

Nehemiah 9:11 And you did divide the sea before them, so that they went through the middle of the sea on the dry land...

Isaiah 11:15,16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river...


Exodus 14:28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them...

Isaiah 51:9,10 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old...

Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt...

dragons. or, whales

Ezekiel 32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him, You are like a young lion of the nations...

The Meaning
Of the Red Dragon with Seven Heads fighting with Michael about the new-born Child. The first vision of the little book, of which we treated in the eleventh chapter, ran through the whole Apocalyptical course, from the beginning to the end, and that, as we elsewhere observed, to point out its connexion with the seals and trumpets. Now to that vision the remaining prophecies of the same interval, and of the affairs of the Church are to be accommodated, in order to complete the system of the little
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse

The Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Exodus 14:21
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided,

Psalm 78:13
He divided the sea and led them through; he made the water stand up like a wall.

Psalm 148:7
Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

Isaiah 51:9
Awake, awake, arm of the LORD, clothe yourself with strength! Awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old. Was it not you who cut Rahab to pieces, who pierced that monster through?

Jeremiah 51:34
"Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured us, he has thrown us into confusion, he has made us an empty jar. Like a serpent he has swallowed us and filled his stomach with our delicacies, and then has spewed us out.

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