Psalm 8
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Psalm 8a

For the director of music. According to gittith.b A psalm of David.

1Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory

in the heavens.

2Through the praise of children and infants

you have established a stronghold against your enemies,

to silence the foe and the avenger.

3When I consider your heavens,

the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars,

which you have set in place,

4what is mankind that you are mindful of them,

human beings that you care for them?c

5You have made themd a little lower than the angelse

and crowned themf with glory and honor.

6You made them rulers over the works of your hands;

you put everything under theirg feet:

7all flocks and herds,

and the animals of the wild,

8the birds in the sky,

and the fish in the sea,

all that swim the paths of the seas.

9Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is your name in all the earth!


Footnotes:
a 1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
b 1 Title: Probably a musical term
c 4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him,
     a son of man that you care for him?

d 5 Or him
e 5 Or than God
f 5 Or him
g 6 Or made him ruler . . . ;
     . . . his


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