Psalms 8

God’s Glory, Man’s Dignity

1For the choir director: on the
Gittith: Perhaps an instrument, musical term, tune from Gath, or song for the grape harvest
Gittith
. b A Davidic psalm.

Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Yahweh, our Lord,
how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth! d

You have covered the heavens with Your majesty.
Lit earth, which has set Your splendor upon the heavens
,
f
2 Because of Your adversaries,
You have established a stronghold
LXX reads established praise

from the mouths of children and nursing infants h
to silence the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I observe Your heavens,
the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which You set in place i
4 what is man that You remember him,
the son of man that You look after him? j
5 You made him little less than God
LXX reads angels
,
Or gods, or a god, or heavenly beings; lit Elohim

and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him lord over the works of Your hands;
You put everything under his feet:
Or authority
,
n
7 all the sheep and oxen,
as well as the animals in the wild,
8 the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea
that pass through the currents of the seas. o

9 Yahweh, our Lord,
how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!
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