29:1 «A Psalm of David.» Give unto the LORD, O ye a mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
(a) He exhorts the proud tyrants to humble
themselves under God's hand, and not to be inferior to brute beasts and dumb
29:3 The b
voice of the LORD [is] upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD
[is] upon many waters.
(b) The thunder claps that are heard out of the
clouds should make the wicked tremble for fear of God's anger.
29:5 The c
voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of
(c) That is, the thunderbolt breaks the most
strong trees, and will men think their power able to resist God?
29:6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf;
Lebanon and d Sirion like a young
(d) Called also Hermon.
29:7 The voice of the LORD divideth the e
flames of fire.
(e) It causes the lightnings to shoot and glide.
29:8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness;
the LORD shaketh the wilderness of f
(f) In places most desolate, where it seems there
is no presence of God.
29:9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to g
calve, and h discovereth the forests:
and in his i temple doth every one speak
of [his] glory.
(g) For fear makes them deliver their calves.
(h) Makes the trees bare, or pierces the most
(i) Though the wicked are not moved by these
lights, yet the faithful praise God.
29:10 The LORD sitteth upon the k
flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
(k) To moderate the rage of the tempests and
waters that they not destroy all.