Psalms 8
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8
Divine Majesty and Human Dignity
To the leader: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.
1O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2Out of the mouths of babes and infants
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
to silence the enemy and the avenger.
3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
4what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals#8.4 Heb ben adam, lit. son of man that you care for them?
5Yet you have made them a little lower than God,#8.5 Or than the divine beings or angels: Heb elohim
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under their feet,
7all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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