Even if they were to hide on the top of Mount Carmel, I would hunt them down and take them from there. Even if they tried to hide from me 1 at the bottom of the sea, from there 2 I would command the Sea Serpent 3 to bite them.
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1 tn Heb “from before my eyes.”
2 tn Or perhaps simply, “there,” if the מ (mem) prefixed to the adverb is dittographic (note the preceding word ends in mem).
3 sn If the article indicates a definite serpent, then the mythological Sea Serpent, symbolic of the world’s chaotic forces, is probably in view. See Job 26:13 and Isa 27:1 (where it is also called Leviathan). Elsewhere in the OT this serpent is depicted as opposing the