Psalm 29 – Skeptic's Annotated Bible answered

A response and reply to the notes on Psalm 29 in the Skeptic's Annotated Bible (SAB).

King James Version

SAB comment

My comment

1 Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

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.

(29:3, 10) "The Lord is upon many waters. ... The Lord sitteth upon the flood."
In poetry David describes here thunder and lightning. This in particular is a voice of God.
It is interesting to note that with all our scientific knowledge we cannot explain thunder. We have trouble explaining why there is thunder at all and how thunder actually works. Supposedly we found the answer in the 19th century, but that answer is measurably incorrect.
Recently an atmospheric electricity researcher from Duke University in North Carolina was quoted as:

We don't really understand a lot of the detail about how lightning works.

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.

God's voice is so loud it can break the cedars of Lebanon.
See verse 3.

6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

"He maketh them also to skip ... like a young unicorn."
See verse 3.
On unicorn, see Deut. 33:17.

7 The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.

8 The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.

11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.