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Psalms 104:26

    Psalms 104:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom you have made to play therein.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There go the ships; There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play therein.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    There go the ships; there is that great beast, which you have made as a plaything.

    Webster's Revision

    There go the ships; There is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to play therein.

    World English Bible

    There the ships go, and leviathan, whom you formed to play there.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There go the ships; there is leviathan, whom thou hast formed to take his pastime therein.

    Definitions for Psalms 104:26

    Leviathan - Crocodile.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 104:26

    There go the ships - By means of navigation, countries the most remote are connected, and all the inhabitants of the earth become known to each other. He appears at this time to have seen the ships under sail.

    That leviathan - This may mean the whale, or any of the large marine animals. The Septuagint and Vulgate call it dragon. Sometimes the crocodile is intended by the original word.

    To play therein - Dreadful and tempestuous as the sea may appear, and uncontrollable in its billows and surges, it is only the field of sport, the play-ground, the bowling-green to those huge marine monsters.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 104:26

    There go the ships - There the vessels move along - objects that would, of course, attract the attention of one looking at the sea, and admiring its wonders. The psalmist is describing the active scenes on the surface of the globe, and, of course, on looking at the ocean, these would be among the objects that would particularly attract his attention.

    There is that leviathan - The Septuagint and the Vulgate render this, dragon. On the meaning of the word "leviathan," see the notes at Job 41:1.

    Whom thou hast made - Margin, as in Hebrew, "formed." The idea of creation is implied in the word.

    To play therein - As his native element. To move about therein; to make quick and rapid motions, as if in sport.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 104:26

    104:26 Leviathan - The whale. Therein - Who being of such a vast strength and absolute dominion in the sea, tumbles in it with great security, and sports himself with other creatures.