Bible: Psalms 8

Psalm 8 1 

8:1 For the music director, according to the gittith style; 2  a psalm of David.

O Lord, our Lord, 3 

how magnificent 4  is your reputation 5  throughout the earth!

You reveal your majesty in the heavens above! 6 

8:2 From the mouths of children and nursing babies

you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries, 7 

so that you might put an end to the vindictive enemy. 8 

8:3 When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made,

and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place, 9 

8:4 Of what importance is the human race, 10  that you should notice 11  them?

Of what importance is mankind, 12  that you should pay attention to them, 13 

8:5 and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? 14 

You grant mankind 15  honor and majesty; 16 

8:6 you appoint them to rule over your creation; 17 

you have placed 18  everything under their authority, 19 

8:7 including all the sheep and cattle,

as well as the wild animals, 20 

8:8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea

and everything that moves through the currents 21  of the seas.

8:9 O Lord, our Lord, 22 

how magnificent 23  is your reputation 24  throughout the earth! 25 

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