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Psalms 29:6

    Psalms 29:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He makes them go jumping about like a young ox; Lebanon and Sirion like a young mountain ox.

    Webster's Revision

    He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox.

    World English Bible

    He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young, wild ox.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild-ox.

    Definitions for Psalms 29:6

    Unicorn - Wild ox.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 29:6

    He maketh them also to skip like a calf - That is, the cedars of Lebanon. Compare Psalm 114:4, "The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs." Psalm 68:16, "why leap ye, ye high hills?" The meaning is plain. The lightning tore off the large branches, and uprooted the loftiest trees, so that they seemed to play and dance like calves in their gambols. Nothing could be more strikingly descriptive of "power."

    Lebanon and Sirion - Sirion was the name by which Mount Hermon was known among the Sidonians: Deuteronomy 3:9, "Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion." It is a part of the great range of Anti-libanus.

    Like a young unicorn - On the meaning of the word used here, see the notes at Psalm 22:21. The illustration would be the same if any young wild animal were referred to.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 29:6

    29:6 Them - The cedars; which being broken by the thunder, the parts of them are suddenly and violently hurled hither and thither. Sirion - An high mountain beyond Jordan joining to Lebanon. Lebanon and Sirion are said to skip or leap, both here, and Psal 114:4, by a poetical hyperbole.