The Bible in Its Traditions

Psalms 8:1–10

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O YHWH, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth! whose majesty is rehearsed above the heavens.

title  For the end, concerning the wine-presses, a Psalm of David.

O Lord, our Lord, how wonderful is thy name in all the earth! for thy magnificence is exalted above the heavens.

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Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou founded strength, because of Thine adversaries; that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Ps8:2  Out of the mouths of babes and infants, you have perfected praise, because of your enemies, so that you may destroy the enemy and the revenger.

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When I behold Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast established;

For I will regard the heavens, the work of thy fingers; the moon and stars, which thou hast established.

Ps8:3  For I will behold your heavens, the works of your fingers: the moon and the stars, which you have founded.

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What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou thinkest of him?

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Yet Thou hast made him but little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him a little less than angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour;

Ps8:5  You reduced him to a little less than the Angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor,

Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under His feet

and thou hast set him over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things under his feet

Ps8:6  and you have set him over the works of your hands.

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Sheep and oxen, all of them, yea, and the beasts of the field;

Ps8:7  You have subjected all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and in addition: the beasts of the field,

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the wilderness;

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The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea; whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Ps8:8  the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, which pass through the paths of the sea.

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O YHWH, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth!

O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is thy name in all the earth!

Ps8:9  O Lord, our Lord, how admirable is your name throughout all the earth!