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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 29

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

Title. A Psalm. App-65

of David = by David, or relating to the true David. The sequel to Psalms 28:0 , and the fulfilment of the promise in Psalms 28:7 . It is "the voice of Jehovah" in response to David's voice in Psalms 28:6 . It ends in the same manner.

Give = Ascribe, or Bring as due.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 . Occurs fourtimes in verses:##Psalms 1:2 and fourteen times in 3-11. See note on Psalms 28:1 .

mighty. The Targum reads "angels".

Verse 2

His name = Himself. See note on Psalms 20:1 .

Worship = Bow down.

the beauty of holiness = His glorious Sanctuary. Compare 2 Chronicles 20:21 . 2Ch 96:9 . Exodus 28:2 .

Verse 3

voice = thunder. Figure of speech Epibole or Anaphora. App-6 . Seven times: verses: Psalms 29:3 , Psalms 29:4 , Psalms 29:4 , Psalms 3:5 , Psalms 3:7 , Psalms 3:8 , Psa 3:9 .

GOD. Hebrew El. App-4 . = the mighty Creator, the glorious God.

many = mighty.

Verse 4

powerful = with power.

full of = with.

Verse 6

Sirion = Hermon. Compare Deuteronomy 3:9 .

unicorn = the bull-calf of wild oxen. Compare Psalms 22:21 .Job 39:9 .

Verse 7

divideth the flames: or, "cleaveth [with] flames of fire": i.e. lightning.

Verse 8

Kadesh: i.e. Kadesh-Naphtali, near Lebanon (Psalms 29:6 ); not Kadeshbarnea.

Verse 9

to calve. Through fright.

discovereth = strippeth bare; or, layeth open to view.

temple = palace: i.e. heaven itself.

doth every one speak of = doth every being there ascribe. See Psalms 29:1 . Compare Revelation 4:8 .

Verse 10

sitteth upon the flood. Corresponding with Psalms 29:3 = "sat enthroned at the flood", referring to Genesis. Hebrew. mabbul, from yabal, to flow. Occurs only here and Genesis 6:17 ; Genesis 7:6 , Genesis 7:7 , Genesis 7:10 , Genesis 7:17 ; Genesis 9:11 , Genesis 9:15 , Genesis 9:28 ; Genesis 10:1 , Genesis 10:32 ; Genesis 11:10 .

Verse 11

strength. See note on Psalms 28:8 . He who has it (Psalms 29:1 ) will give it (Psalms 29:11 ).

peace = the (i.e. His) peace. Compare Philippians 1:4 , Philippians 1:7 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 29". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/psalms-29.html. 1909-1922.
 
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