sea monster

sea monster

A term that can mean simply “serpent” (Exod 7:9-12; Deut 32:33; Ps 91:13), but more commonly a monster of the deep (Gen 1:21; Ps 148:7) or even a dangerous sea dragon, one of the foes of God (Jer 51:34; Isa 27:1; Isa 51:9; Ps 74:13; Job 7:12). “Sea monster” can also stand for Egypt, the great foe of God’s people (Ezek 29:3; Ezek 32:2).

Exod 7:9-12

9“When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a wonder,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, and it will become a snake.’ ”10 ... View more

Deut 32:33

33their wine is the poison of serpents,
the cruel venom of asps.

Ps 91:13

13You will tread on the lion and the adder,
the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

Gen 1:21

21So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. A ... View more

Ps 148:7

7Praise the Lord from the earth,
you sea monsters and all deeps,

Jer 51:34

34“King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon has devoured me,
he has crushed me;
he has made me an empty vessel,
he has swallowed me like a monster;
he has filled his bell ... View more

Isa 27:1

Israel's Redemption
1On that day the Lord with his cruel and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, a ... View more

Isa 51:9

9Awake, awake, put on strength,
O arm of the Lord!
Awake, as in days of old,
the generations of long ago!
Was it not you who cut Rahab in pieces,
who pierced th ... View more

Ps 74:13

13You divided the sea by your might;
you broke the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Job 7:12

12Am I the Sea, or the Dragon,
that you set a guard over me?

Ezek 29:3

3speak, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD:
I am against you,
Pharaoh king of Egypt,
the great dragon sprawling
in the midst of its channels,
saying, “My Nile is m ... View more

Ezek 32:2

2Mortal, raise a lamentation over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him:
You consider yourself a lion among the nations,
but you are like a dragon in the seas;
... View more

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