Psalm 8
NASB 1995
The LORD’S Glory and Man’s Dignity.

For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

1O LORD, our Lord,
            How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
            Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!

      2From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
            Because of Your adversaries,
            To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

      3When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
            The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;

      4What is man that You take thought of him,
            And the son of man that You care for him?

      5Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
            And You crown him with glory and majesty!

      6You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
            You have put all things under his feet,

      7All sheep and oxen,
            And also the beasts of the field,

      8The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
            Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

      9O LORD, our Lord,
            How majestic is Your name in all the earth!

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