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1 (A Psalm of David.) Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

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

7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Commentary for Psalms 29

Exhortation to give glory to God.

- The mighty and honourable of the earth are especially bound to honour and worship him; but, alas, few attempt to worship him in the beauty of holiness. When we come before him as the Redeemer of sinners, in repentance faith, and love, he will accept our defective services, pardon the sin that cleaves to them, and approve of that measure of holiness which the Holy Spirit enables us to exercise. We have here the nature of religious worship; it is giving to the Lord the glory due to his name. We must be holy in all our religious services, devoted to God, and to his will and glory. There is a beauty in holiness, and that puts beauty upon all acts of worship. The psalmist here sets forth God's dominion in the kingdom of nature. In the thunder, and lightning, and storm, we may see and hear his glory. Let our hearts be thereby filled with great, and high, and honourable thoughts of God, in the holy adoring of whom, the power of godliness so much consists. O Lord our God, thou art very great! The power of the lightning equals the terror of the thunder. The fear caused by these effects of the Divine power, should remind us of the mighty power of God, of man's weakness, and of the defenceless and desperate condition of the wicked in the day of judgment. But the effects of the Divine word upon the souls of men, under the power of the Holy Spirit, are far greater than those of thunder storms in the nature world. Thereby the stoutest are made to tremble, the proudest are cast down, the secrets of the heart are brought to light, sinners are converted, the savage, sensual, and unclean, become harmless, gentle, and pure. If we have heard God's voice, and have fled for refuge to the hope set before us, let us remember that children need not fear their Father's voice, when he speaks in anger to his enemies. While those tremble who are without shelter, let those who abide in his appointed refuge bless him for their security, looking forward to the day of judgment without dismay, safe as Noah in the ark.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 29

  • Omecca. Asep
    I know that the psalms teaches Gods power and true beauty and Glory. and it show that God alone is the king and we should worship him he has made every thing. and every thing was made by him you can not take away from it or add to it. But worship him, worship him, worship him.
  • BSP
    God is the most powerful being in the universe. His voice alone is described as being powerful here. We should be in awe of God's great power and give him the respect and worship He alone deserves.
  • Geraldine cole
    Wonderful all we have to do is trust him Just give your problem to him and leave it there and I am a witness that if u leaven there and forget it he will work it out I am one of his true believer and he have other u see Jesus do not have any respectable person which mean he love all of us the same that belong to him.he is not like the world in some family and relationships. they have favorites that is not of God but the flesh and of the devil .Childern of .The Lord Jesus we always Win Amen and the Glory goes TO Jesus The ChRIST
  • Carol Harris
    It calms the storms
  • Melvin powell
    I need a miracle from the lord...
  • Amanda Munnerlyn
    Awesome I needed that God will bless his people with peace I had something going on thank you Lord for your word

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In Psalm 29, God's great power is shown in a storm when His voice breaks what?
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