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

26 “Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom
    and spread its wings toward the south?(A)
27 Does the eagle soar at your command
    and build its nest on high?(B)
28 It dwells on a cliff and stays there at night;
    a rocky crag(C) is its stronghold.
29 From there it looks for food;(D)
    its eyes detect it from afar.
30 Its young ones feast on blood,
    and where the slain are, there it is.”(E)

40 The Lord said to Job:(F)

“Will the one who contends with the Almighty(G) correct him?(H)
    Let him who accuses God answer him!”(I)

Then Job answered the Lord:

“I am unworthy(J)—how can I reply to you?
    I put my hand over my mouth.(K)
I spoke once, but I have no answer(L)
    twice, but I will say no more.”(M)

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate,(A) the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,(B) will teach you all things(C) and will remind you of everything I have said to you.(D)

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