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Psalm 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Glory of the LORD in Creation
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:1 - To the Chief Musician. On the instrument of Gath.[fn] A Psalm of David.

O LORD, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained strength,
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy 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 ordained,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:4 - What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:5 - For You have made him a little lower than the angels,[fn]
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:6 - You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:7 - All sheep and oxen—
Even the beasts of the field,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:8 - The birds of the air,
And the fish of the sea
That pass through the paths of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:9 - O LORD, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Al Gittith
Hebrew Elohim, God; Septuagint, Syriac, Targum, and Jewish tradition translate as angels.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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