Psalm 8:1-6 CSB

God's Glory, Man's Dignity

For the choir director: on the Gittith. A Davidic psalm.

1 Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth! You have covered the heavens with Your majesty.a b

References for Psalms 8:1

    • b 8:1 - Lit earth, which has set Your splendor upon the heavens
    • c 8:1 - Ps 113:4; 148:13
      2 Because of Your adversaries, You have established a strongholdc from the mouths of children and nursing infants,d to silence the enemy and the avenger.

      References for Psalms 8:2

        • d 8:2 - LXX reads established praise
        • e 8:2 - Mt 21:16
          3 When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place,
          4 what is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him?e

          References for Psalms 8:4

            • f 8:4 - Jb 7:17-18
              5 You made him little less than Godf g and crowned him with glory and honor.

              References for Psalms 8:5

                • g 8:5 - LXX reads angels
                • h 8:5 - Or gods, or a god, or heavenly beings; Hb Elohim
                  6 You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet:h i

                  References for Psalms 8:6

                    • i 8:6 - Or authority
                    • j 8:6 - 1 Co 15:27; Eph 1:22; Heb 2:5-8