Psalms 29:4

4 The voice of the LORD is powerful;[a] the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

Psalms 29:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 29:4

The voice of the Lord [is] powerful
Or "with power" F1; as thunder, in the effect of it, shows; and so is the Gospel, when it comes, not in word only, but is attended with the power of God to the conversion and salvation of souls; it is then quick and powerful, ( Hebrews 4:12 ) ; and the word of Christ personal, when here on earth, was with power, ( Luke 4:32 ) ;

the voice of the Lord [is] full of majesty;
Christ, in his state of humiliation, spake and taught as one having authority; and now, in the ministration of his Gospel by his servants, he goes forth with glory and majesty, ( Psalms 45:3 Psalms 45:4 ) .


F1 (xkb) "in potentia", Pagninus, Montanus; "cum potentia", Cocceius, Michaelis; "with able power", Ainsworth.

Psalms 29:4 In-Context

2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. powerful: Heb. in power