By his spirit
; by resemblance breath
, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life
; by extension a region
of the sky; by resemblance spirit
, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
he hath garnished
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 2121
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty
; the sky
; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
A primitive word; a hand
one (indicating power
, etc.), in distinction from H3709
, the closed
one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
A primitive root; properly to twist
(in a circular or spiral manner), that is, (specifically) to dance
, to writhe
in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively to wait
, to pervert
Stem - Polel (See H8847
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 41
A primitive root (compare H2470
); properly to bore
, that is, (by implication) to wound
, to dissolve
; figuratively to profane
(a person, place or thing), to break
(one's word), to begin
(as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485
) to play
; a fugitive
, that is, the serpent
), and the constellation by that name.
; a snake
(from its hiss
_ _ Umbreit less simply, “By His breath He maketh the heavens to revive”: namely, His wind dissipates the clouds, which obscured the shining stars. And so the next clause in contrast, “His hand doth strangle,” that is, obscures the north constellation, the dragon. Pagan astronomy typified the flood trying to destroy the ark by the dragon constellation, about to devour the moon in its eclipsed crescent-shape like a boat (Job 3:8, Margin). But better as English Version (Psalms 33:6).
_ _ crooked implying the oblique course, of the stars, or the ecliptic. “Fleeing” or “swift” [Umbreit] (Isaiah 27:1). This particular constellation is made to represent the splendor of all the stars.
By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked (l) serpent.
(l) Which is a figure of stars shaped like a serpent, because of the crookedness.
- his spirit:
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Psalms 33:6-7 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. ... He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Psalms 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
- the crooked serpent:
Psalms 74:13-14 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters. ... Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, [and] gavest him [to be] meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.
Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that [is] in the sea.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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