Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness.

74:14 meat to the people. The “people” mentioned here could refer to the fish and other marine creatures whose habitats were overwhelmed in the Flood, but that were not preserved on the ark (which contained only land animals). The Hebrew word normally refers to human tribes, but can also be used for animal flocks (e.g., Proverbs 30:25). The carcasses of the mighty leviathans could have provided sustenance to sustain marine life through the cataclysm.

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