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Psalm 8 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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God’s Glory, Human Dignity

For the choir director: on the Gittith. A psalm of David.

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LORD, our Lord,

how magnificent is your name throughout the earth!

You have covered the heavens with your majesty.[fn]

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From the mouths of infants and nursing babies,

you have established a stronghold[fn]

on account of your adversaries

in order to silence the enemy and the avenger.

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When I observe your heavens,

the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars,

which you set in place,

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what is a human being that you remember him,

a son of man[fn] that you look after him?

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You made him little less than God[fn][fn]

and crowned him with glory and honor.

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You made him ruler over the works of your hands;

you put everything under his feet:

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all the sheep and oxen,

as well as the animals in the wild,

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the birds of the sky,

and the fish of the sea

that pass through the currents of the seas.

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LORD, our Lord,

how magnificent is your name throughout the earth!

CSB Footnotes
Lit earth, which has set your splendor upon the heavens
LXX reads established praise
Or a mere mortal
LXX reads angels
Or heavenly beings ; Hb Elohim

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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