The LORD'S Glory and Man's Dignity.

For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.

1 O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have 1displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
References for Psalms 8:1
2 2From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established 3strength Because of Your adversaries, To make 4the enemy and the revengeful cease.
References for Psalms 8:2
3 When I 5consider 6Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The 7moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
References for Psalms 8:3
    • c 8:3 - Or "see"
    • d 8:3 - Or "appointed, fixed"
      4 8What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
      References for Psalms 8:4
      5 Yet You have made him a 9little lower than God, And 10You crown him with 11glory and majesty!
      References for Psalms 8:5
        • f 8:5 - Or "the angels;" Heb "Elohim"
          6 You make him to 12rule over the works of Your hands; You have 13put all things under his feet,
          7 All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field,
          References for Psalms 8:7
            • g 8:7 - Or "animals"
              8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
              9 14O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
              References for Psalms 8:9