27 So God created(A) mankind(B) in his own image,(C)
    in the image of God(D) he created them;
    male and female(E) he created them.(F)

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When I consider your heavens,(A)
    the work of your fingers,(B)
the moon and the stars,(C)
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[a](D)

You have made them[b] a little lower than the angels[c](E)
    and crowned them[d] with glory and honor.(F)
You made them rulers(G) over the works of your hands;(H)
    you put everything under their[e] feet:(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
  2. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  3. Psalm 8:5 Or than God
  4. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  5. Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,(A)
    each of us has turned to our own way;(B)
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity(C) of us all.

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23 for all have sinned(A) and fall short of the glory of God,

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21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies(A) in your minds(B) because of[a] your evil behavior.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:21 Or minds, as shown by

Sin, Confession and Redemption

59 Surely the arm(A) of the Lord is not too short(B) to save,
    nor his ear too dull to hear.(C)
But your iniquities have separated(D)
    you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
    so that he will not hear.(E)

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