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Psalm 8 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.[fn]

O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,[fn]
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:3 - When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:4 - what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:5 - Yet you made them only a little lower than God[fn]
and crowned them[fn] with glory and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:6 - You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:7 - the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:8 - the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:9 - O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew according to the gittith.
Greek version reads to give you praise. Compare Matt 21:16.
Hebrew what is man that you should think of him, / the son of man that you should care for him?
Or Yet you made them only a little lower than the angels; Hebrew reads Yet you made him [i.e., man] a little lower than Elohim.
Hebrew him [i.e., man]; similarly in 8:6.

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