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Job 7:12 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

12 [a]Am I the Sea, or the dragon,
    that you place a watch over me?[b]

Footnotes:

  1. 7:12–21 Job now speaks not to his friends (who never speak to God), but to God. He does this frequently; cf. 9:28; 10:2–22; 13:20–28; 14:13–22.
  2. 7:12 An allusion to the personification of primeval chaos as a monstrous ocean vanquished by God; see note on 3:8.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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