Psalms 8
Yahweh’s Glory in Creation
For the music director, on the Gittith.#Meaning uncertain A psalm of David.#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth,
who put your splendor above the heavens.
2From the mouth of children and infants you have founded#Or “ordained” strength
on account of your enemies,
to silence the enemy and the avenger.
3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars which you set in place—
4what is a human being that you think of him?
and a child of humankind that you care for him?
5And you made him a little lower than heavenly beings,#Or “than God”
and with glory and with majesty you crowned him.
6You make him over the works of your hands;
all things you have placed under his feet:
7sheep and cattle, all of them,
and also the wild animals of the field,
8the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea,
everything that passes along the paths of seas.
9Yahweh, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all of the earth!
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