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Psalm 29 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

A song of David.

29 Praise the Lord, you heavenly angels[a]!
    Praise the Lord’s glory and power.
Praise the Lord and honor his name!
    Worship the Lord in all his holy beauty.
The Lord’s voice can be heard over the sea.
    The voice of our glorious Lord God is like thunder over the great ocean.
The Lord’s voice is powerful.
    It shows the Lord’s glory.
The Lord’s voice shatters great cedar trees.
    The Lord breaks the great cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon shake like a young calf dancing.
    Sirion[b] trembles like a young bull jumping up and down.
The Lord’s voice cuts the air with flashes of lightning.
The Lord’s voice shakes the desert.
    The desert of Kadesh[c] trembles at the Lord’s voice.
The Lord’s voice frightens the deer.[d]
    He destroys the forests.
In his temple everyone shouts, “Glory to God!”

10 The Lord ruled as king at the time of the flood,
    and the Lord will rule as king forever.
11 May the Lord make his people strong.
    May the Lord bless his people with peace.


  1. Psalm 29:1 heavenly angels Literally, “sons of gods.” This probably means God’s angels who are pictured here as priests worshiping him in heaven.
  2. Psalm 29:6 Sirion Or “Mount Hermon.”
  3. Psalm 29:8 desert of Kadesh A desert in Syria. This might also mean “the holy desert.”
  4. Psalm 29:9 deer Or “oak trees.”
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Psalm 29 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
    Sirion[b] like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c]
    and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.


  1. Psalm 29:2 Or Lord with the splendor of
  2. Psalm 29:6 That is, Mount Hermon
  3. Psalm 29:9 Or Lord makes the deer give birth
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