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Psalm 8 Darby Translation (DARBY)

To the chief Musician. Upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy majesty above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established praise because of thine adversaries, to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I see thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which thou hast established;

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

Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and splendour.

Thou hast made him to rule over the works of thy hands; thou hast put everything under his feet:

Sheep and oxen, all of them, and also the beasts of the field;

The fowl of the heavens, and the fishes of the sea, [whatever] passeth through the paths of the seas.

Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm 8 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 8[a]

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] A psalm of David.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[c]

You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
    and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their[g] feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
  2. Psalm 8:1 Title: Probably a musical term
  3. Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
  4. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  5. Psalm 8:5 Or than God
  6. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  7. Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his
New International Version (NIV)

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