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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalms 29

Introduction

1David exhorts princes to give glory to God;
3by reason of his power;
11and protection of his people.

Verse 1

Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give
2:10-12; 68:31-34; 96:7-9; Isaiah 60:12; Jeremiah 13:16-18; Revelation 5:11-14
mighty
Heb. sons of the mighty.
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:3 - Because; Judges 3:20 - he arose; 1 Chronicles 16:28 - Give; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - give strength; 1 Chronicles 29:20 - bowed down; 2 Chronicles 6:12 - he stood; Psalm 68:34 - Ascribe; Psalm 89:6 - the sons; Psalm 96:6 - strength; Psalm 104:1 - honour; Luke 17:18 - to give; Romans 11:36 - to whom; Ephesians 3:21 - be; Revelation 4:11 - to receive

Verse 2

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Give
1 Chronicles 16:28,29
glory, etc
Heb. honour of his name.
96:6,8; 97:9; 113:3-6; 145:3-7
worship
27:4; 96:9; 2 Chronicles 20:21
the beauty of holiness
or, his glorious sanctuary.
90:17
Reciprocal: Exodus 20:3 - General; Deuteronomy 32:3 - Because; 1 Chronicles 29:20 - bowed down; 2 Chronicles 6:12 - he stood; Psalm 68:34 - Ascribe; Psalm 96:7 - Give; Malachi 3:8 - a man; Luke 17:18 - to give; Romans 11:36 - to whom; Ephesians 3:21 - be; Revelation 4:11 - to receive

Verse 3

The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
The voice
18:13-15; 77:16-19; Matthew 8:26,27; Revelation 17:14,15
God
24:7-10; Acts 7:2
thundereth
Exodus 9:28,33; 19:16; 1 Samuel 7:10; Job 37:2-5; John 12:29; Revelation 4:5; 8:5; Revelation 11:19; 16:18; 19:6
many waters
or, great waters.
93:3,4; 104:3
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:23 - the Lord sent; 2 Samuel 22:14 - thundered; Job 26:14 - the thunder; Job 28:26 - a way; Job 36:29 - the noise; Job 37:4 - a voice; Job 38:25 - General; Psalm 29:10 - sitteth; Psalm 68:33 - his voice; Psalm 77:18 - voice; Isaiah 17:12 - mighty; Isaiah 30:30 - his glorious voice; Isaiah 33:21 - the glorious; Jeremiah 10:13 - uttereth; Jeremiah 51:16 - he uttereth; Ezekiel 1:24 - as the voice; Ezekiel 10:5 - the voice; Ephesians 1:17 - the Father

Verse 4

The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
powerful
Heb. in power.
33:9; Job 26:11-14; Jeremiah 51:15,16; Luke 4:36; 8:25
full of
Heb. in.
Job 40:9-12; Isaiah 66:6; Ezekiel 10:5
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:28 - mighty thunderings; 1 Chronicles 29:11 - majesty; Job 37:22 - with; Psalm 18:13 - Highest; Proverbs 17:8 - gift

Verse 5

The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
Isaiah 2:13
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 5:6 - cedar trees; Job 9:17 - For he; Psalm 89:16 - name; Psalm 104:16 - General; Ezekiel 27:5 - cedars; Nahum 1:5 - mountains

Verse 6

He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
skip
114:4-7
Lebanon
Jeremiah 4:23-25; Habakkuk 3:6-11; Revelation 20:11
Sirion
Deuteronomy 3:9
unicorn
92:10; Numbers 23:22
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 33:17 - his horns; Psalm 114:6 - skipped; Nahum 1:5 - mountains

Verse 7

The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.
divideth
Heb. cutteth out. flames.
77:18; 144:5,6; Exodus 9:23; Leviticus 10:2; Numbers 16:35; 2 Kings 1:10-12; Job 37:3; Job 38:35
Reciprocal: Psalm 89:16 - name

Verse 8

The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
shaketh
18:7; 46:3; Job 9:6; Isaiah 13:13; Joel 3:16; Haggai 2:6,21; Hebrews 12:26
Kadesh
Numbers 13:26
Reciprocal: Genesis 20:1 - Kadesh; Numbers 20:1 - Kadesh

Verse 9

The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
maketh
Or as Bp. Lowth and others, "maketh the oaks to tremble and maketh bare the forests;" understanding ayyaloth, as denoting here, not hinds, but oaks, as it signifies in Syriac.
Job 39:1-3
calve
or, be in pain. discovereth.
63:2; Isaiah 9:18; 10:18,19; Ezekiel 20:46-48
in his temple
46:2-5; 48:9; 134:1,2; 135:1,2
doth, etc
or, every whit of it uttereth.
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:9 - General; 1 Samuel 3:3 - the temple; Psalm 96:6 - strength; Psalm 150:1 - in his sanctuary; Jeremiah 14:5 - General; Revelation 15:8 - from the

Verse 10

The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
sitteth
3; 65:7; 104:6-9; Genesis 6:17; 8:1,2; Job 38:8-11,25; Mark 4:41
King
2:6-9; 10:16; 93:1; 99:1; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:13; 1 Timothy 1:17
Reciprocal: Exodus 15:18 - General; Joshua 3:16 - rose up; Job 26:12 - divideth; Psalm 77:19 - way; Psalm 89:9 - General; Isaiah 40:22 - It is he that sitteth; Lamentations 5:19 - remainest; Daniel 6:26 - and his kingdom; Mark 4:39 - he arose; John 6:19 - walking; Hebrews 1:11 - thou

Verse 11

The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
give
28:8,9; 68:35; 84:7; 85:8,10; 138:3; Isaiah 40:29,31; 41:10; Zechariah 10:6,12; Ephesians 3:16; 2 Timothy 4:17
bless
72:3,7; Numbers 6:24-27; Isaiah 9:6,7; John 14:27; 16:33; Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 1:3; Ephesians 2:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Revelation 1:4 Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:6 - I will; Numbers 6:26 - give thee; 1 Samuel 15:29 - Strength; 1 Chronicles 29:12 - give strength; Psalm 3:8 - thy blessing; Psalm 5:12 - bless; Psalm 31:24 - shall; Psalm 67:7 - God; Psalm 71:16 - I will go; Psalm 115:13 - He will bless; Psalm 119:28 - strengthen; Psalm 147:14 - He maketh peace; Isaiah 26:12 - ordain; Isaiah 45:7 - I make Peace; Joel 3:16 - and the strength; Romans 2:10 - and peace; Philippians 4:7 - the peace; Colossians 3:15 - the peace

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 29". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-29.html.