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Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

A Psalm of David.

1

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2

Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;

worship the Lord in holy splendor.

 

3

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;

the God of glory thunders,

the Lord, over mighty waters.

4

The voice of the Lord is powerful;

the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

 

5

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;

the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.

6

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,

and Sirion like a young wild ox.

 

7

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

8

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

 

9

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,

and strips the forest bare;

and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

 

10

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;

the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

11

May the Lord give strength to his people!

May the Lord bless his people with peace!


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Verses 6–9

Has God heard our supplications? Let us then bless his name. The Lord is my strength, to support me, and carry me on through all my services and sufferings. The heart that truly believes, shall in due time greatly rejoice: we are to expect joy and peace in believing. God shall have the praise of it: thus must we express our gratitude. The saints rejoice in others' comfort as well as their own: we have the less benefit from the light of the sun, nor from the light of God's countenance, for others' sharing therein. The psalmist concludes with a short, but comprehensive prayer. God's people are his inheritance, and precious in his eyes. He prays that God would save them; that he would bless them with all good, especially the plenty of his ordinances, which are food to the soul. And direct their actions and overrule their affairs for good. Also, lift them up for ever; not only those of that age, but his people in every age to come; lift them up as high as heaven. There, and there only, will saints be lifted up for ever, never more to sink, or be depressed. Save us, Lord Jesus, from our sins; bless us, thou Son of Abraham, with the blessing of righteousness; feed us, thou good Shepherd of the sheep, and lift us up for ever from the dust, O thou, who art the Resurrection and the Life.




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