The sixth letter of the Hebrew Aleph-Beth is Waw or Vav. The pictograph looks like a tent-peg, whereas meaning of the word Vav is “hook,” and is associated with the hooks used for the curtains of the tabernacle in Exodus 27:9-18. The key memory verse here appears to be in 41-42, where the psalmist remembers that the promise of the Lord’s salvation will give him the answer when he is taunted by the wicked. as ever, trusting in God’s word is foremost.
Psalm 29 is a hymn of praise to the power and glory of the Lord. The descriptions of his awesome power throughout these verses have suggested to some that it describes not only a storm that included lightning, but also possibly an earthquake event in the region. It shakes the wilderness of Kadesh (a key place in Numbers where Moses struck the rock – Numbers 20:2-13). (“He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,and Sirion like a young wild ox”) – Sirion is another name for Mount Lebanon. the psalmist concludes the hymn in verses 10-11 with a description of the Lord in His place enthroned above the majesty of his creation.
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!
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