Thou breakest the heads of leviathan in pieces
A large fish, generally thought to be the whale, by some the crocodile, described in ( Job 41:1 ) to which the king of Egypt or Babylon is compared, ( Isaiah 27:1 ) and so the Romish antichrist in one of his characters is represented as a sea beast with many heads, which will all be broken in pieces in due time, ( Revelation 13:1 ) , as here is one "leviathan" with heads in the plural number. Aben Ezra thinks the word (lk) is wanting, and may be supplied thus, "thou hast broken the heads of every leviathan"; it may be interpreted as before of Pharaoh and his chief men; so the Targum,
``thou hast broken the heads of the mighty men of Pharaoh:''and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness;
``thou hast given them for destruction to the people of the house of Israel, and their bodies to the dragons;''and so Jarchi,
``thou hast given his mammon or riches to the people of Israel, to feed their companies and armies;''and Kimchi interprets it of the spoil of the sea which the Israelites took from them; and they may be truly called the people inhabiting the wilderness, since they were in one forty years; so the Romish "leviathan", or antichristian whore, will be given to the Christian kings, who will hate her, eat her flesh, and burn her with fire; and to the Christian church, which now is in the wilderness, where it is nourished for a time and times, and half a time.