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Psalm 29

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David exhorts princes to give glory to God;

A Psalm by David.

29:1 Ascribe to Yahweh, you sons of the mighty,
ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength.

29:2 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name.
Worship Yahweh in holy array.

by reason of his power;

29:3 Yahweh’s voice is on the waters.
The God of glory thunders, even Yahweh on many waters.

29:4 Yahweh’s voice is powerful.
Yahweh’s voice is full of majesty.

29:5 The voice of Yahweh breaks the cedars.
Yes, Yahweh breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

29:6 He makes them also to skip like a calf;
Lebanon and Sirion like a young, wild ox.

29:7 Yahweh’s voice strikes with flashes of lightning.

29:8 Yahweh’s voice shakes the wilderness.
Yahweh shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

29:9 Yahweh’s voice makes the deer calve,
and strips the forests bare.
In his temple everything says,

Glory!”

29:10 Yahweh sat enthroned at the Flood.
Yes, Yahweh sits as King forever.

and protection of his people.

29:11 Yahweh will give strength to his people.
Yahweh will bless his people with peace.

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