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When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
    the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
    human beings that you should care for them?[a]
Yet you made them only a little lower than God[b]
    and crowned them[c] with glory and honor.
You gave them charge of everything you made,
    putting all things under their authority—

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Footnotes

  1. 8:4 Hebrew what is man that you should think of him, / the son of man that you should care for him?
  2. 8:5a Or Yet you made them only a little lower than the angels; Hebrew reads Yet you made him [i.e., man] a little lower than Elohim.
  3. 8:5b Hebrew him [i.e., man]; similarly in 8:6.

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