Psalm 8 The Message Bible

God's Glory and Man's Honor

8 1  God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. 2  Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs That drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble.

3  I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. 4  Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way? 5  Yet we've so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden's dawn light. 6  You put us in charge of your handcrafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge, 7  Made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild, 8  Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps. 9  God, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the world.

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