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Psalm 8 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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How Majestic Is Your Name

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:1 - To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.[fn] A Psalm of David.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:3 - When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:4 - what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:5 - Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[fn]
and crowned him with glory and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:6 - You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:7 - all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:8 - the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:9 - O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Or than God; Septuagint than the angels

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