Psalm 8:2
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New International Version
Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

New Living Translation
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

English Standard Version
Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

New American Standard Bible
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

King James Bible
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of Your adversaries, You have established a stronghold from the mouths of children and nursing infants to silence the enemy and the avenger.

International Standard Version
Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have established strength on account of your adversaries, in order to silence the enemy and vengeful foe.

NET Bible
From the mouths of children and nursing babies you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries, so that you might put an end to the vindictive enemy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
From the mouth of young men and boys you prepared your song, because of your enemies,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From the mouths of little children and infants, you have built a fortress against your opponents to silence the enemy and the avenger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou founded strength, Because of Thine adversaries; That Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

New American Standard 1977
From the mouth of infants and nursing babes Thou hast established strength,
            Because of Thine adversaries,
            To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou might still the enemy and the avenger.

King James 2000 Bible
Out of the mouth of babes and infants have you ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.

American King James Version
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.

American Standard Version
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.

Darby Bible Translation
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established praise because of thine adversaries, to still the enemy and the avenger.

English Revised Version
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, because of thine adversaries, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Webster's Bible Translation
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thy enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

World English Bible
From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.

Young's Literal Translation
From the mouths of infants and sucklings Thou hast founded strength, Because of Thine adversaries, To still an enemy and a self-avenger.
Study Bible
How Majestic is Your Name!
1For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! 2From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease. 3When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;…
Word Study

Out of the mouth
peh  (peh)
the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to

of babes
`owlel  (o-lale')
a suckling -- babe, (young) child, infant, little one.

and sucklings
yanaq  (yaw-nak')
to suck; causatively, to give milk -- milch, nurse(-ing mother), (give, make to) suck(-ing child, -ling).

hast thou ordained
yacad  (yaw-sad')
to set; intensively, to found; reflexively, to sit down together, i.e. settle, consult

strength
`oz  (oze)
strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise) -- boldness, loud, might, power, strength, strong.

because of thine enemies
tsarar  (tsaw-rar')
to cramp, literally or figuratively

that thou mightest still
shabath  (shaw-bath')
to repose, i.e. desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causative, figurative or specific)

the enemy
'oyeb  (o-yabe')
hating; an adversary -- enemy, foe.

and the avenger
naqam  (naw-kam')
to grudge, i.e. avenge or punish -- avenge(-r, self), punish, revenge (self), surely, take vengeance.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1,2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! He is ours, for he made us, protects us, and takes special care of us. The birth, life, preaching, miracles, suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus are known through the world. No name is so universal, no power and influence so generally felt, as those of the Saviour of mankind. But how much brighter it shines in the upper world! We, on this earth, only hear God's excellent name, and praise that; the angels and blessed spirits above, see his glory, and praise that; yet he is exalted far above even their blessing and praise. Sometimes the grace of God appears wonderfully in young children. Sometimes the power of God brings to pass great things in his church, by very weak and unlikely instruments, that the excellency of the power might the more evidently appear to be of God, and not of man. This he does, because of his enemies, that he may put them to silence.
Cross References
Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus declared, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

Matthew 21:16
"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked. "Yes," Jesus answered, "have you never read: 'From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise'?"

1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Psalm 29:1
A Psalm of David. Ascribe to the LORD, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

Psalm 44:16
Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.

Psalm 118:14
The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
Treasury of Scripture

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.

Out

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord …

Matthew 21:16 And said to him, Hear you what these say? And Jesus said to them, …

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, …

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise…

ordained. Heb. Founded
strength

Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the …

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall …

Amos 5:9 That strengthens the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled …

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

still

Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart on your bed, …

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, …

Exodus 11:7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his …

Exodus 15:16 Fear and dread shall fall on them; by the greatness of your arm they …

Joshua 2:9-11 And she said to the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land, …

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent …

Isaiah 37:20-29,36-38 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the …

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

the enemy

Psalm 44:16 For the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes; by reason of …

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