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Psalms 29:2

    Psalms 29:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Give to the LORD the glory due to his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name; Worship Jehovah in holy array.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give to the Lord the full glory of his name; give him worship in holy robes.

    Webster's Revision

    Ascribe unto Jehovah the glory due unto his name; Worship Jehovah in holy array.

    World English Bible

    Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due to his name. Worship Yahweh in holy array.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 29:2

    The glory due unto his name - Rather, the glory of his name. His name is Mercy; his nature is love. Ascribe mercy, love, power, and wisdom to him. All these are implied in the name Jehovah.

    In the beauty of holiness - בהדרת קדש behadrath kodesh, "the beautiful garments of holiness." Let the priests and Levites put on their best and cleanest apparel; and let the whole service be conducted in such a way as to be no dishonor to the Divine Majesty. The Vulgate and others read, In the palace of his holiness. Let all go to the temple, and return thanks to God for their preservation during this dreadful storm. See on Psalm 29:9 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 29:2

    Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name - Margin: "the honor of his name." The honor of His name is that which is due to it, or which properly belongs to it. The "name" is put here, as it often is, for God Himself; and the meaning is, "Ascribe to God the honor that is properly his due." This is a claim addressed to the angels; it is a claim certainly not less binding on people. It is practically a call upon all creatures in the universe to ascribe due honor to God.

    Worship the Lord - This exhortation is made particularly in view of the manifestations of His power in the storm. The idea is, that one who is capable of putting forth such power as is displayed in a tempest, has a claim to adoration and praise.

    In the beauty of holiness - Margin, "in his glorious sanctuary." The Hebrew phrase would properly mean "holy beauty." Some have supposed that it means "in holy adorning," or in such consecrated vestments as were worn by priests in the sacred services of the sanctuary, or when they came into the presence of Yahweh. So DeWette understands it. But the more probable interpretation is that which refers it to the state of the heart - the "internal" ornament - with which we should approach God - to a holy and pure state of mind - that beauty or appropriateness of the soul which consists in holiness or purity. Of this the external clothing of the priesthood was itself but an emblem, and this is that which God desires in those who approach Him in an act of worship. It may be added that there is no "beauty" like this; that there is no external comeliness, no charm of person or complexion, no adorning of costly robes, that can be compared with this. It is this which God seeks, and with this He will be pleased, whether under a less or more attractive external form; whether under rich and costly raiment, or under the plain and decent clothing of poverty.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 29:2

    29:2 Give, and c. - The honour which he deserves: own him as the Almighty, and the only true God. Holiness - Or, in his holy and beautiful house.