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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

  • Chris Powell
    The Lord, that s all we need to know. He has the whole world in his hand. Praise be to God for being The Lord of this crazy world. Thank God he can handle this world cause man surely can t do anything without him our creator!
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 29:3 the voice of THE LORD is upon the waters THE GOD of glory thundereth THE LORD is upon many waters --29:4-- the voice of THE LORD is powerful the voice of THE LORD is full of majesty --29:5-- the voice of THE LORD breaketh the cedars yea THE LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 93.5 thy testimonies are very sure holiness becometh thine house O LORD for ever 2 CORINTHIANS 7:1 having therefore these promises dearly beloved let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of GOD ROMANS 1:4 and declared to be the SON OF GOD with power according to the --- SPIRIT OF HOLINESS --- by the resurrection from the dead JOHN 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life HEBREWS 12:14 follow peace with all men --- AND HOLINESS --- without which no man shall see THE LORD
  • Janiebird
    I love all of the Psalms. When i read them i feel closer to my Lord God Almighty ! 💝🐦💝
  • Mild Bill
    Servant,God has written that his "word" is a two-edged sword,not his voice.Repent involves more than God's existence, but also the sinner's condition before God.God in his mercy withholds immediate judgement of sin.Only God knows who is reprobate.The Holy Spirit is in this world,therefore, full of evil, is extreme.While we see many without fruit of God, we are often blind to God working in them.
  • Servant of God
    The voice of the Lord is a two edged sword for praise and for correction. God will forget the sinner who will not hear instruction and who will not repent. To repent is to reverse direction, to acknowledge that God exists, that he is merciful and severe. What would God want with the reprobate in this world. That one is of no use to anyone. This world is full of mediocrity and outright evil!!!
  • Mild Bill
    Such a great voice, and until God himself speaks to a persons heart, quickens them by the Holy Spirit, makes them alive unto him, they remain dead in trespasses and sin, and so never hear him."There is none righteous, no, not one:There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.Rom.3:10
  • LANRE FALUBI
    I thank the Almighty God, for giving us his Word. This is the greatest gift to our world, because i have had opportunities to use his 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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