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Psalm 8:6-8 New English Translation (NET Bible)

you appoint them to rule over your creation;[a]
you have placed[b] everything under their authority,[c]
including all the sheep and cattle,
as well as the wild animals,[d]
the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that moves through the currents[e] of the seas.


  1. Psalm 8:6 tn Heb “you cause [i.e., “permit, allow”] him to rule over the works of your hands.”
  2. Psalm 8:6 tn The perfect verbal form probably has a present perfect nuance here. It refers to the continuing effects of God’s original mandate (see Gen 1:26-30).
  3. Psalm 8:6 tn Heb “under his feet.”sn Placed everything under their authority. This verse affirms that mankind rules over God’s creation as his vice-regent. See Gen 1:26-30.
  4. Psalm 8:7 tn Heb “and also the beasts of the field.”
  5. Psalm 8:8 tn Heb “paths.”
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