Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

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

The voice(E) of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory(F) thunders,(G)
    the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.(H)
The voice of the Lord is powerful;(I)
    the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.(J)
He makes Lebanon leap(K) like a calf,
    Sirion[b](L) like a young wild ox.(M)
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.(N)
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
    the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.(O)
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c](P)
    and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”(Q)

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;(R)
    the Lord is enthroned as King forever.(S)
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;(T)
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.(U)

Psalm 30[d]

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple.[e] Of David.

I will exalt(V) you, Lord,
    for you lifted me out of the depths(W)
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.(X)
Lord my God, I called to you for help,(Y)
    and you healed me.(Z)
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;(AA)
    you spared me from going down to the pit.(AB)

Sing(AC) the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;(AD)
    praise his holy name.(AE)
For his anger(AF) lasts only a moment,(AG)
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;(AH)
weeping(AI) may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.(AJ)

When I felt secure, I said,
    “I will never be shaken.”(AK)
Lord, when you favored me,
    you made my royal mountain[f] stand firm;
but when you hid your face,(AL)
    I was dismayed.

To you, Lord, I called;
    to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am silenced,
    if I go down to the pit?(AM)
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it proclaim your faithfulness?(AN)
10 Hear,(AO) Lord, and be merciful to me;(AP)
    Lord, be my help.(AQ)

11 You turned my wailing(AR) into dancing;(AS)
    you removed my sackcloth(AT) and clothed me with joy,(AU)
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise(AV) you forever.(AW)


  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
  4. Psalm 30:1 In Hebrew texts 30:1-12 is numbered 30:2-13.
  5. Psalm 30:1 Title: Or palace
  6. Psalm 30:7 That is, Mount Zion

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