Psalm 8 World English Bible

God's Glory and Man's Honor

8 1  Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth,
who has set your glory above the heavens! 2  From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength,
because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.

3  When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; 4  what is man, that you think of him?
What is the son of man, that you care for him? 5  For you have made him a little lower than God, [1]
and crowned him with glory and honor. 6  You make him ruler over the works of your hands.
You have put all things under his feet: 7  All sheep and cattle,
yes, and the animals of the field, 8  The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea,
and whatever passes through the paths of the seas. 9  Yahweh, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


[1] 8:5 Hebrew: Elohim. The word Elohim, used here, usually means “God,” but can also mean “gods,” “princes,” or “angels.”

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