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God's Glory and Human Dignity[a]

O Lord, our Lord,
    your greatness is seen in all the world!
Your praise reaches up to the heavens;
(A)it is sung by children and babies.
You are safe and secure from all your enemies;
    you stop anyone who opposes you.

When I look at the sky, which you have made,
    at the moon and the stars, which you set in their places—
(B)what are human beings, that you think of them;
    mere mortals, that you care for them?

(C)Yet you made them inferior only to yourself;[b]
    you crowned them with glory and honor.
(D)You appointed them rulers over everything you made;
    you placed them over all creation:
    sheep and cattle, and the wild animals too;
    the birds and the fish
    and the creatures in the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
    your greatness is seen in all the world!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 8:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David.
  2. Psalm 8:5 yourself; or the gods, or the angels.

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