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

39 “Do you hunt the prey for the lioness
    and satisfy the hunger of the lions(A)
40 when they crouch in their dens(B)
    or lie in wait in a thicket?(C)
41 Who provides food(D) for the raven(E)
    when its young cry out to God
    and wander about for lack of food?(F)

39 “Do you know when the mountain goats(G) give birth?
    Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?(H)
Do you count the months till they bear?
    Do you know the time they give birth?(I)
They crouch down and bring forth their young;
    their labor pains are ended.
Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds;
    they leave and do not return.

“Who let the wild donkey(J) go free?
    Who untied its ropes?
I gave it the wasteland(K) as its home,
    the salt flats(L) as its habitat.(M)
It laughs(N) at the commotion in the town;
    it does not hear a driver’s shout.(O)
It ranges the hills(P) for its pasture
    and searches for any green thing.

“Will the wild ox(Q) consent to serve you?(R)
    Will it stay by your manger(S) at night?
10 Can you hold it to the furrow with a harness?(T)
    Will it till the valleys behind you?
11 Will you rely on it for its great strength?(U)
    Will you leave your heavy work to it?
12 Can you trust it to haul in your grain
    and bring it to your threshing floor?

Concerning Spiritual Gifts

12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit,(A) brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.(B) You know that when you were pagans,(C) somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.(D) Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,”(E) and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,”(F) except by the Holy Spirit.(G)

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