Psalm 8
For the director of music. For gittith. A psalm of David.
1Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in the whole earth! You have made your glory
higher than the heavens.
2You have made sure that children
and infants praise you.
You have done it because of your enemies.
You have done it to put a stop to their talk.
3I think about the heavens.
I think about what your fingers have created.
I think about the moon and stars
that you have set in place.
4What is a human being that you think about him?
What is a son of man that you take care of him?
5You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings.
You placed on him a crown of glory and honor.
6You made human beings the rulers over all that your hands have created.
You put everything under their control.
7They rule over all flocks and herds
and over the wild animals.
8They rule over the birds of the air
and over the fish in the ocean.
They rule over everything that swims in the oceans.
9Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in the whole earth!

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