what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[a](A)

You have made them[b] a little lower than the angels[c](B)
    and crowned them[d] with glory and honor.(C)
You made them rulers(D) over the works of your hands;(E)
    you put everything under their[e] feet:(F)
all flocks and herds,(G)
    and the animals of the wild,(H)
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,(I)
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

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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

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

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

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

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