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Psalm 8:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)


Yet You have made him a little lower than [a]God,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 8:5 LXX reads angels; Heb Elohim is usually translated “God” or “god.” But it can also mean “gods” (with a lowercase “g”) when it is used with reference to the pagan gods of other nations. See, for instance, Ex 20:3: “You shall have no other gods (Elohim) before Me.” Since there are no capital letters in Hebrew as there are in English, the meaning of Ps 8:5 is ambiguous. It may be saying that humans were created a little lower than God Himself, or it may say that humans were created a little lower than the heavenly beings.
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Psalm 8:5 New International Version (NIV)

You have made them[a] a little lower than the angels[b]
    and crowned them[c] with glory and honor.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  2. Psalm 8:5 Or than God
  3. Psalm 8:5 Or him
New International Version (NIV)

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