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Psalms 74:13

    Psalms 74:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You did divide the sea by your strength: you brake the heads of the dragons in the waters.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: Thou brakest the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sea was parted in two by your strength; the heads of the great sea-beasts were broken.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: Thou brakest the heads of the sea-monsters in the waters.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 74:13

    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 74:13

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 74:13

    Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength - Margin, as in Hebrew, "break." That is, he had by his power "broken up" the strength of the sea so that it offered no resistance to their passing through it. The allusion is evidently to the passage through the Red Sea, Exodus 14:21.

    Thou brakest the heads of the dragons - Margin, "whales." On the meaning of the word used here - תנין tannı̂yn - see the notes at Isaiah 13:22; notes at Job 30:29. It refers here, undoubtedly, to crocodiles or sea monsters. The language here is used to denote the absolute power of God as manifested over the sea when the people of Israel passed through it. It was as if by slaying all the mighty monsters of the deep that would have resisted their passage, he had made their transit entirely safe.

    In the waters - That reside in the waters of the sea.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 74:13

    74:13 Dragons - He means Pharaoh and his mighty men.