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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

  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    The Voice of the Lord is very powerful,even the earth tremble each time it hears His Voice
  • Librarygal143
    Give Glory to God, Amen!
  • Lilian
    God deserves Honor and Praises be coz of the BLOOD OF JESUS WE ARE REDEEMED AND PARDONED. God hears our prayers and ANSWERs OUR PRAYERS WHEN WE PRAISE HIM. God's voice is so POWERFUL the defeated enemy will always be trembled and defeated. Only Jesus can control everything therfore only Jesus can control our life and who can only gives us Peace that passes thru understanding by his words wer save
  • Eric
    And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
  • MockingBird
    We are in debt to our Lord : Glory is due unto His Name : I give Him the Glory due unto His name : It is also in the beauty of Holiness that we worship our Lord !! It is a Beautiful thing and sight to worship our Lord !! He is worthy of all Glory , Praise , And Honor !!
  • J
    So since the Pharisees lied to everyone about the body of Jesus, lets let them ride out that weak version of Christ that came from nothing that places no condemnation, lets let that version of Jesus come in the air to take them away... or so they think...

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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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