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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Psalms 29

Verses 1-11

This is a wonderful picture of a storm, viewed from the standpoint of one who is supremely conscious of Jehovah. The great name occurs oftener in this psalm than in any other in this first book, being found no less than eighteen times. Therein is discovered the key to the whole movement. Once the name suggestive of wonder-working might is used-The God of glory thundereth.

For the rest, this God is seen to be Jehovah of the trusting soul.

From this outlook, all the sublimity and majesty are seen under the control of love, and the singer finds occasion for the highest form of praise in the presence of a storm which otherwise might have filled the heart with terror. The storm is described in the central part of the song (3-9). To the description there is a prelude calling on "the sons of God" to praise (1, 2). In the epilogue (10-ll), the storm seems to have subsided and the psalmist sings of the one supreme impression produced. Over all the flood Jehovah sat as King. The deductions are simple and yet full of beauty. Jehovah always sits as King. During the storm He will give strength to His people. Following it He will give them peace.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Psalms 29". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.