Psalm 8 NLT

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.

1 aO LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.

References for Psalms 8:1

    • g 8:1 - Hebrew <I>according to the gittith.</I>
      2 You have taught children and nursing infants to give you praise. b They silence your enemies who were seeking revenge.

      References for Psalms 8:2

        • h 8:2 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads <I>to show strength.</I>
          3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers -- the moon and the stars you have set in place --
          4 what are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us? c

          References for Psalms 8:4

            • i 8:4 - Hebrew <I>what is man that you should think of him, the son of man that you should care for him?</I>
              5 For you made us only a little lower than God, d and you crowned us with glory and honor.

              References for Psalms 8:5

                • j 8:5 - Or <I>a little lower than the angels;</I> Hebrew reads <I>Elohim.</I>
                  6 You put us in charge of everything you made, giving us authority over all things --
                  7 the sheep and the cattle and all the wild animals,
                  8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents.
                  9 O LORD, our Lord, the majesty of your name fills the earth!