A collateral form mediating between H2775
; a piece of pottery
From the same as H8430
; the bottom
); only adverbially below
(often with prepositional prefix underneath
), in lieu of
him: he spreadeth
A primitive root; to spread
(a bed); by implication to refresh
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
sharp pointed things
Passive participle of H2782
; properly incised
or (active) incisive
; hence (as noun masculine or feminine) a trench
(as dug), gold
(as mined), a threshing sledge
(having sharp teeth); (figuratively) determination
; also eager
Properly the same as H5920
used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above
, or against
(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
From an unused root meaning apparently to be sticky
(rather perhaps a denominative from H2894
, through the idea of dirt to be swept
; figuratively calamity
_ _ stones rather, “potsherds,” that is, the sharp and pointed scales on the belly, like broken pieces of pottery.
_ _ sharp-pointed things rather, “a threshing instrument,” but not on the fruits of the earth, but “on the mire”; irony. When he lies on the mire, he leaves the marks of his scales so imprinted on it, that one might fancy a threshing instrument with its sharp teeth had been drawn over it (Isaiah 28:27).
Stones His skin is so impenetrable, that the sharpest stones or shells are as easy unto him as the mire.
Sharp stones (i) [are] under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.
(i) His skin is so hard that he lies with a great ease on the stones as in the mud.
- Sharp stones:
- Heb. Sharp pieces of potsherd
- So hard and impenetrable are his scales, that splinters of flint are the same to him as the softest reeds.
[no cross-references ascribed to this verse]
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