New International Version - UK

Psalm 29

Psalm 29

A psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendour of his[a] holiness.

The voice of the Lord is 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 cedars;
    the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
    Sirion[b] 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 oaks[c]
    and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord is enthroned as King for ever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
    the Lord blesses his people with peace.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 29:2 Or Lord with the splendour of
  2. Psalm 29:6 That is, Mount Hermon
  3. Psalm 29:9 Or Lord makes the deer give birth

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.