Psalm 8:6
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New International Version
You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:

New Living Translation
You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority--

English Standard Version
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,

New American Standard Bible
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,

King James Bible
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet:

International Standard Version
You gave him dominion over the work of your hands, you put all things under his feet:

NET Bible
you appoint them to rule over your creation; you have placed everything under their authority,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have authorized him over the work of your hand and you have set all under his feet,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have made him rule what your hands created. You have put everything under his control:

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

King James 2000 Bible
You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:

American King James Version
You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:

American Standard Version
Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet:

Douay-Rheims Bible
and hast set him over the works of thy hands.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast made him to rule over the works of thy hands; thou hast put everything under his feet:

English Revised Version
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

World English Bible
You make him ruler over the works of your hands. You have put all things under his feet:

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost cause him to rule Over the works of Thy hands, All Thou hast placed under his feet.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:3-9 We are to consider the heavens, that man thus may be directed to set his affections on things above. What is man, so mean a creature, that he should be thus honoured! so sinful a creature, that he should be thus favoured! Man has sovereign dominion over the inferior creatures, under God, and is appointed their lord. This refers to Christ. In Heb 2:6-8, the apostle, to prove the sovereign dominion of Christ, shows he is that Man, that Son of man, here spoken of, whom God has made to have dominion over the works of his hands. The greatest favour ever showed to the human race, and the greatest honour ever put upon human nature, were exemplified in the Lord Jesus. With good reason does the psalmist conclude as he began, Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth, which has been honoured with the presence of the Redeemer, and is still enlightened by his gospel, and governed by his wisdom and power! What words can reach his praises, who has a right to our obedience as our Redeemer?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands. An evident reference to Genesis 1:28, "Have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." By these words man's right of dominion was established. His actual dominion only came, and still comes, by degrees. Thou hast put all things under his feet (comp. 1 Corinthians 15:25-28; Hebrews 2:8). In their fulness, the words are only true of the God-Man, Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands,.... All power in heaven and in earth being given to him: when he was raised from the dead, and when he ascended on high, and was set down at the right hand of God, he was made or declared Lord and Christ; Lord of the hosts of heaven, of all the angels there, King of saints, King of kings, and Lord of lords. All things in heaven and earth, which God has made, are put into his hands, to subserve his cause and glory, and for the good of his people; for he is head over all things to the church. The Ethiopic version reads, "all the works of thy hands"; among whom are angels. This is a greater dominion than was given to the first man, Adam, Genesis 1:25;

thou hast put all things under his feet; or put them in subjection to him, as the phrase signifies, and as it is interpreted, Hebrews 2:8. Good angels are subject to him, as appears by their ministration to him, their dependence on him, and adoration of him, 1 Peter 3:22; devils are subject to him, whether they will or not; and so are wicked men, whose power and wrath he is able to restrain, and does; and the church is subject to Christ, as her head; and so all good men, willingly and heartily, and from a principle of love, obey his commands: yea, all creatures in the earth, air, and sea, are in subjection to him; an enumeration of which is given in the following verses.



Psalm 8:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
How Majestic is Your Name!
5Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! 6You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, 7All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field,…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:27
For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.

Ephesians 1:22
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,

Hebrews 2:7
You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor

Hebrews 2:8
and put everything under their feet." In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.

Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Genesis 1:28
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

Psalm 8:7
all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,

Psalm 92:4
For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.

Psalm 115:16
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.
Treasury of Scripture

You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:

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Genesis 1:26,28 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

Genesis 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast …

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me …

Hebrews 1:2 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed …

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Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make …

1 Corinthians 15:24-27 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to …

Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head …

Hebrews 2:8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that …

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels …

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