Psalm 29:3
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English Standard Version
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many waters.

King James Bible
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

American Standard Version
The voice of Jehovah is upon the waters: The God of glory thundereth, Even Jehovah upon many waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath thundered, The Lord is upon many waters.

English Revised Version
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth, even the LORD upon many waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.

Psalm 29:3 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The first half of the Psalm prayed for deliverance and for judgment; this second half gives thanks for both. If the poet wrote the Psalm at one sitting then at this point the certainty of being answered dawns upon him. But it is even possible that he added this second part later on, as a memorial of the answer he experienced to his prayer (Hitzig, Ewald). It sounds, at all events, like the record of something that has actually taken place. Jahve is his defence and shield. The conjoined perfects in Psalm 28:7 denote that which is closely united in actual realisation; and in the fut. consec., as is frequently the case, e.g., in Job 14:2, the historical signification retreats into the background before the more essential idea of that which has been produced. In משּׁירי, the song is conceived as the spring whence the הודות bubble forth; and instead of אודנּוּ we have the more impressive form אהודנּוּ, as in Psalm 45:18; Psalm 116:6; 1 Samuel 17:47, the syncope being omitted. From suffering (Leid) springs song (Lied), and from song springs the praise (Lob) of Him, who has "turned" the suffering, just as it is attuned in Psalm 28:6 and Psalm 28:8.

(Note: There is a play of words and an alliteration in this sentence which we cannot fully reproduce in the English. - Tr.)

The αὐτοί, who are intended by למו in Psalm 28:8, are those of Israel, as in Psalm 12:8; Isaiah 33:2 (Hitzig). The lxx (κραταίωμα τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ) reads לעמּו, as in Psalm 29:11, which is approved by Bצttcher, Olshausen and Hupfeld; but למו yields a similar sense. First of all David thinks of the people, then of himself; for his private character retreats behind his official, by virtue of which he is the head of Israel. For this very reason his deliverance is the deliverance of Israel, to whom, so far as they have become unfaithful to His anointed, Jahve has not requited this faithlessness, and to whom, so far as they have remained true to him, He has rewarded this fidelity. Jahve is a עז a si evhaJ to them, inasmuch as He preserves them by His might from the destruction into which they would have precipitated themselves, or into which others would have precipitated them; and He is the מעוז ישׁוּעות of His anointed inasmuch as He surrounds him as an inaccessible place of refuge which secures to him salvation in all its fulness instead of the destruction anticipated. Israel's salvation and blessing were at stake; but Israel is in fact God's people and God's inheritance - may He, then, work salvation for them in every future need and bless them. Apostatised from David, it was a flock in the hands of the hireling - may He ever take the place of shepherd to them and carry them in His arms through the destruction. The נשּׂאם coupled with וּרעם (thus it is to be pointed according to Ben-Asher) calls to mind Deuteronomy 1:31, "Jahve carried Israel as a man doth carry his son," and Exodus 19:4; Deuteronomy 32:11, "as on eagles' wings." The Piel, as in Isaiah 63:9, is used of carrying the weak, whom one lifts up and thus removes out of its helplessness and danger. Psalm 3:1-8 closes just in the same way with an intercession; and the close of Psalm 29:1-11 is similar, but promissory, and consequently it is placed next to Psalm 28:1-9.

Psalm 29:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The voice

Psalm 18:13-15 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire...

Psalm 77:16-19 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled...

Matthew 8:26,27 And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea...

Revelation 17:14,15 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings...

God

Psalm 24:7-10 Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be you lift up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in...

Acts 7:2 And he said, Men, brothers, and fathers, listen; The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia...

thundereth

Exodus 9:28,33 Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunder and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer...

Exodus 19:16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightning, and a thick cloud on the mount...

1 Samuel 7:10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel...

Job 37:2-5 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goes out of his mouth...

John 12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.

Revelation 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightning and thunder and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne...

Revelation 8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunder...

Revelation 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightning...

Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were on the earth...

Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunder, saying...

many waters. or, great waters

Psalm 93:3,4 The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves...

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds his chariot: who walks on the wings of the wind:

Cross References
Acts 7:2
And Stephen said: "Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,

Revelation 10:3
and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded.

1 Samuel 7:10
As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to attack Israel. But the LORD thundered with a mighty sound that day against the Philistines and threw them into confusion, and they were defeated before Israel.

2 Samuel 22:14
The LORD thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered his voice.

Job 37:2
Keep listening to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth.

Job 37:4
After it his voice roars; he thunders with his majestic voice, and he does not restrain the lightnings when his voice is heard.

Job 37:5
God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.

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