(1) Leviathan.—There can be little doubt that by this is meant the crocodile or alligator, whatever may be the true meaning of behemoth.
Or his tongue . . .—Some render, “or press down his tongue with a cord”; but the Authorised Version seems preferable.
A thorn.—Or, spike or hook.
They purify themselves—i.e., they are beside themselves; they are so overwhelmed with terror, that they take themselves off, as those who have to dwell apart for uncleanness.
Job 41:34He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.