New American Standard Bible
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox.
King James Bible
He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
Darby Bible Translation
And he maketh them to skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young buffalo.
World English Bible
He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young, wild ox.
Young's Literal Translation
And He causeth them to skip as a calf, Lebanon and Sirion as a son of Reems,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Majestic Voice
"The God that rules on high, And thunders when he please, That rides upon the stormy sky And manages the seas; This awful God is ours, Our Father and our love, He shall send down his heavenly powers To carry us above." He is our God, and I like to sing that, and think of it: but there is something so terrible in the tone of that voice when God is speaking, something so terrific to other men, and humbling to the Christian, that he is obliged to sink very low in his own estimation; then he looks up …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
Appendix xvi. On the Jewish views About Demons' and the Demonised,' Together with Some Notes on the Intercourse Between Jews and Jewish Christians in the First Centuries.
(Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir):
"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?
The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire.
The mountains skipped like rams, The hills, like lambs.
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
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