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Psalm 8

For the choir director; on the gittith;[a] a psalm by David.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the earth!

Your glory is sung above the heavens.[b]
From the mouths of little children and infants,
    you have built a fortress against your opponents
        to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens,
    the creation of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars that you have set in place—
        what is a mortal that you remember him
            or the Son of Man that you take care of him?
        You have made him a little lower than yourself.
        You have crowned him with glory and honor.
        You have made him rule what your hands created.
        You have put everything under his control:
            all the sheep and cattle, the wild animals,
            the birds, the fish,
            whatever swims in the currents of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the earth!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 8:1 Unknown musical term.
  2. Psalm 8:1 Hebrew meaning of this line uncertain.

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