For the Chief Musician; on an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by David.1 Lord, 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 ordained praise, ▼
▼ LXX Vg. MT reads "strength" instead of "praise." The Hebrew word here for "strength" is often used in verses of praise, e.g., Exodus 15:2, 2Samuel 6:14, 1Chronicles 13:8, 2Chronicles 30:21, Psalm 21:13. Matthew 21:16
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 the angels, ▼
▼ Or, "God." MT Hebrew "elohim." The word elohim usually means "God," but can also mean "gods," "angels," or "princes"
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: ▼
▼ 8:4-6 Hebrews 2:6-8
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 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
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