New American Standard Bible

Psalm 29

The Voice of the Lord in the Storm.

A Psalm of David.

1Ascribe to the Lord, O [a]sons of the mighty,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory [b]due to His name;
Worship the Lord in [c]holy array.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
The God of glory thunders,
The Lord is over [d]many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful,
The voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
And Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord hews out [e]flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord [f]shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer to calve
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everything says, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sat as King at the flood;
Yes, the Lord sits as King forever.
11 [g]The Lord will give strength to His people;
[h]The Lord will bless His people with peace.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 29:1 Or sons of gods
  2. Psalm 29:2 Lit of His name
  3. Psalm 29:2 Or the majesty of holiness
  4. Psalm 29:3 Or great
  5. Psalm 29:7 I.e. lightning
  6. Psalm 29:8 Or causes...to whirl
  7. Psalm 29:11 Or May the Lord give
  8. Psalm 29:11 Or May the Lord bless

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 29

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

Praise the Lord, you angels in heaven.
    Praise the Lord for his glory and strength.
Praise the Lord for the glory that belongs to him.
    Worship the Lord because of his beauty and holiness.

The voice of the Lord is heard over the waters.
    The God of glory thunders.
    The Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful.
    The voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees.
    The Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon into pieces.
He makes the mountains of Lebanon leap like a calf.
    He makes Mount Hermon jump like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
    with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert.
    The Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oak trees.
    It strips the forests bare.
    And in his temple everyone cries out, “Glory!”

10 The Lord on his throne rules over the flood.
    The Lord rules from his throne as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people.
    The Lord blesses his people with peace.