Psalm 29

The Voice of the Lord in a Storm

1 All of you angels in heaven,
    honor the glory and power
        of the Lord!
2 Honor the wonderful name
        of the Lord,
    and worship the Lord
        most holy and glorious.

3 The voice of the Lord
        echoes over the oceans.
    The glorious Lord God
    thunders above the roar
        of the raging sea,
4 and his voice is mighty
        and marvelous.
5 The voice of the Lord
        destroys the cedar trees;
    the Lord shatters cedars
        on Mount Lebanon.
6 God makes Mount Lebanon
        skip like a calf
    and Mount Hermon
        jump like a wild ox.

7 The voice of the Lord
    makes lightning flash
8     and the desert tremble.
    And because of the Lord,
    the desert near Kadesh
        shivers and shakes.

9 The voice of the Lord
    makes deer give birth
        before their time.
    Forests are stripped of leaves,
    and the temple is filled
        with shouts of praise.

10 The Lord rules on his throne,
        king of the flood forever.
11 Pray that our Lord
     will make us strong
        and give us peace.

The Contemporary English Version c1995 by the American Bible Society.
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