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Psalm 8 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:1 - [fn]For the director of music. According to gittith.[fn] A psalm of David. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:3 - When I consider 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 mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:5 - You have made them[fn] a little lower than the angels[fn] and crowned them[fn] with glory and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:6 - You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their[fn] feet:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:7 - all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:8 - the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:9 - LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
Title: Probably a musical term
Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
Or him
Or than God
Or him
Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his

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