Psalms 29
(A psalm by David.)
The voice of the LORD in a storm
1All you angels#29.1 angels: Or “supernatural beings” or “gods”. in heaven,#Ps 96.7-9.
honour the glory and power
of the LORD!
2Honour the wonderful name
of the LORD,
and worship the LORD
most holy and glorious.#29.2 most…glorious: Or “in his holy place” or “and wear your glorious clothes”.
3The voice of the LORD
echoes over the oceans.
The glorious LORD God
thunders above the roar
of the raging sea,
4and his voice is mighty
and marvellous.
5The voice of the LORD
destroys the cedar trees;
the LORD shatters cedars
on Mount Lebanon.
6God makes Mount Lebanon
skip like a calf
and Mount Hermon
jump like a wild ox.
7The voice of the LORD
makes lightning flash
8and the desert tremble.
And because of the LORD,
the desert near Kadesh
shivers and shakes.
9The voice of the LORD
makes deer give birth
before their time.#29.9 makes…time: Or “twists the oak trees around”.
Forests are stripped of leaves,
and the temple is filled
with shouts of praise.
10The LORD rules on his throne,
king of the flood#29.10 king of the flood: In ancient times the people of Israel believed that a mighty ocean surrounded all of creation, and that God could release the water to flood the earth. for ever.
11Pray that our LORD
will make us strong
and give us peace.