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)


  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

16 Moses did everything just as the Lord commanded(A) him.

17 So the tabernacle(B) was set up on the first day of the first month(C) in the second year. 18 When Moses(D) set up the tabernacle, he put the bases in place, erected the frames,(E) inserted the crossbars and set up the posts. 19 Then he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering(F) over the tent, as the Lord commanded(G) him.

20 He took the tablets of the covenant law(H) and placed them in the ark,(I) attached the poles to the ark and put the atonement cover(J) over it. 21 Then he brought the ark into the tabernacle and hung the shielding curtain(K) and shielded the ark of the covenant law, as the Lord commanded(L) him.

22 Moses placed the table(M) in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle outside the curtain 23 and set out the bread(N) on it before the Lord, as the Lord commanded(O) him.

24 He placed the lampstand(P) in the tent of meeting opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle 25 and set up the lamps(Q) before the Lord, as the Lord commanded(R) him.

26 Moses placed the gold altar(S) in the tent of meeting in front of the curtain 27 and burned fragrant incense on it, as the Lord commanded(T) him.

28 Then he put up the curtain(U) at the entrance to the tabernacle. 29 He set the altar(V) of burnt offering near the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, and offered on it burnt offerings and grain offerings,(W) as the Lord commanded(X) him.

30 He placed the basin(Y) between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing, 31 and Moses and Aaron and his sons used it to wash(Z) their hands and feet. 32 They washed whenever they entered the tent of meeting or approached the altar,(AA) as the Lord commanded(AB) Moses.

33 Then Moses set up the courtyard(AC) around the tabernacle and altar and put up the curtain(AD) at the entrance to the courtyard. And so Moses finished the work.

The Glory of the Lord

34 Then the cloud(AE) covered the tent of meeting, and the glory(AF) of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory(AG) of the Lord filled the tabernacle.(AH)

36 In all the travels of the Israelites, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set out;(AI) 37 but if the cloud did not lift, they did not set out—until the day it lifted. 38 So the cloud(AJ) of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.

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35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer(A) told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”(B)

37 But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens,(C) and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.”

38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed.(D) 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.(E) 40 After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house,(F) where they met with the brothers and sisters(G) and encouraged them. Then they left.

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