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27 So God created human beings[a] in his own image.
    In the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:27 Or the man; Hebrew reads ha-adam.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
    the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
    human beings that you should care for them?[a]
Yet you made them only a little lower than God[b]
    and crowned them[c] with glory and honor.
You gave them charge of everything you made,
    putting all things under their authority—

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Footnotes

  1. 8:4 Hebrew what is man that you should think of him, / the son of man that you should care for him?
  2. 8:5a Or Yet you made them only a little lower than the angels; Hebrew reads Yet you made him [i.e., man] a little lower than Elohim.
  3. 8:5b Hebrew him [i.e., man]; similarly in 8:6.

All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
    We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
    the sins of us all.

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23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

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Warnings against Sin

59 Listen! The Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you,
    nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call.

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It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.
    Because of your sins, he has turned away
    and will not listen anymore.

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