The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
psa 29:1"A Psalm of David." Give unto the LORD, O ye (a) mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
(a) He exhorts the proud tyrants to humble themselves under God's hand, and not to be inferior to brute beasts and dumb creatures.
psa 29:3The (b) voice of the LORD [is] upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD [is] upon many waters.
(b) The thunder claps that are heard out of the clouds should make the wicked tremble for fear of God's anger.
psa 29:5The (c) voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
(c) That is, the thunderbolt breaks the most strong trees, and will men think their power able to resist God?
psa 29:6He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and (d) Sirion like a young unicorn.
(d) Called also Hermon.
psa 29:7The voice of the LORD divideth the (e) flames of fire.
(e) It causes the lightnings to shoot and glide.
psa 29:8The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of (f) Kadesh.
(f) In places most desolate, where it seems there is no presence of God.
psa 29:9The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to (g) calve, and (h) discovereth the forests: and in his (i) temple doth every one speak of [his] glory.
(g) For fear makes them deliver their calves.
(h) Makes the trees bare, or pierces the most secret places.
(i) Though the wicked are not moved by these lights, yet the faithful praise God.
psa 29:10The LORD sitteth upon the (k) flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
(k) To moderate the rage of the tempests and waters that they not destroy all.