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

15 So people will be brought low(A)
    and everyone humbled,(B)
    the eyes of the arrogant(C) humbled.
16 But the Lord Almighty will be exalted(D) by his justice,(E)
    and the holy God will be proved holy(F) by his righteous acts.
17 Then sheep will graze as in their own pasture;(G)
    lambs will feed[a] among the ruins of the rich.

18 Woe(H) to those who draw sin along with cords(I) of deceit,
    and wickedness(J) as with cart ropes,
19 to those who say, “Let God hurry;
    let him hasten(K) his work
    so we may see it.
The plan of the Holy One(L) of Israel—
    let it approach, let it come into view,
    so we may know it.”(M)

20 Woe(N) to those who call evil good(O)
    and good evil,(P)
who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness,(Q)
who put bitter for sweet
    and sweet for bitter.(R)

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes(S)
    and clever in their own sight.

22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine(T)
    and champions at mixing drinks,(U)
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,(V)
    but deny justice(W) to the innocent.(X)
24 Therefore, as tongues of fire(Y) lick up straw(Z)
    and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
so their roots will decay(AA)
    and their flowers blow away like dust;(AB)
for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty
    and spurned the word(AC) of the Holy One(AD) of Israel.

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The World Hates the Disciples

18 “If the world hates you,(A) keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you(B) out of the world. That is why the world hates you.(C) 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[a](D) If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.(E) If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

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  1. John 15:20 John 13:16

The Work of the Holy Spirit

26 “When the Advocate(A) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father(B)—the Spirit of truth(C) who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.(D) 27 And you also must testify,(E) for you have been with me from the beginning.(F)

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