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Psalm 8 - Divine Majesty and Human Dignity

To the leader: according to The Gittith.

A Psalm of David.


O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


You have set your glory above the heavens. 2  Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.


3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; 4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals[a] that you care for them?


5 Yet you have made them a little lower than God,[b] and crowned them with glory and honor. 6 You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


Footnotes

a. Psalm 8:4 Heb ben adam, lit. son of man

b. Psalm 8:5 Or than the divine beings or angels: Heb elohim





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