In the year 600 of Noah's life, in the seventeenth day of the second month, that same day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up and burst forth, and the windows and floodgates of the heavens were opened.
For He commands and raises up the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea.
Daniel said, I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heavens [political and social agitations] were stirring up the great sea [the nations of the world].
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all the things which fill it;
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it, the world, and those who dwell in it!
Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
For I am the Lord your God, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar and Who by rebuke restrains it -- "the Lord of hosts is His name.
Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for a light by day and the fixed order of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Who stirs up the sea's roaring billows or stills the waves when they roar -- "the Lord of hosts is His name:
And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [ without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring ( the echo) of the tossing of the sea,
And He led them on safely and in confident trust, so that they feared not; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
The sea has come up upon Babylon; she is covered with the tumult and multitude of its waves.
He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a [foaming] pot of ointment.
[His swift darting] makes a shining track behind him; one would think the deep to be hoary [with foam].
But the boat was by this time out on the sea, many furlongs [a furlong is one-eighth of a mile] distant from the land, beaten and tossed by the waves, for the wind was against them.
Meanwhile, the sea was getting rough and rising high because of a great and violent wind that was blowing.