When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
4What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
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,
8The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
Darby Bible Translation
When I see thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which thou hast established;
English Revised Version
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
Webster's Bible Translation
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
World English Bible
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
Young's Literal Translation
For I see Thy heavens, a work of Thy fingers, Moon and stars that Thou didst establish.
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