maketh them also to skip [raqad] like a calf [`egel];
Lebanon [Labanown] and Sirion [Shiryown] like a young [ben] unicorn [ra'em]. KJV-Interlinear
6 And He
makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox. NASB
Both Lebanon and Sirion are references to the two principal mountains that exist in Palestine. Sirion, also called Mt Herman, being visible almost throughout all of Palestine, and Lebanon sits to the north of Galilee. Both covered with trees would seem to shake and move during the violence of a storm, where lightning lights up the sky and the thunder roars giving any onlooker the impression that the entire mountains are moving as the trees shake and move and sway wildly like young wild oxen.
When frightened by thunder and lightning, livestock will run and scatter and jump, and so it is the description of the mountains and thus the entire region that is scattering directionless and frightened trying to escape from something that they do not know or understand. The mere sound of thunder drives them in terror, swaying and whipping about as though they are out of control.
And since both mountains can be seen, then the analogy here conveys the concept making known to everyone the power of God. Even the mighty cedars which are symbols of power and majesty in this world, are shaken and broken and scattered and become powerless before the thundering voice of God, which is merely sound.
And thus the fourth voice of God is revealed.
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