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Psalm 8 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. 1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs That drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble. 2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way? 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
5 Yet we've so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden's dawn light. 5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You put us in charge of your handcrafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge, 6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet:
7 Made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild, 7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,
8 Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps. 8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 God, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the world. 9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!