Psalms 8:6

6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their[a] feet:

Psalms 8:6 in Other Translations

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,
6 You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—
6 You put us in charge of your handcrafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
6 You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet:

Psalms 8:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 8:6

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands,
&c.] All power in heaven and in earth being given to him: when he was raised from the dead, and when he ascended on high, and was set down at the right hand of God, he was made or declared Lord and Christ; Lord of the hosts of heaven, of all the angels there, King of saints, King of kings, and Lord of lords. All things in heaven and earth, which God has made, are put into his hands, to subserve his cause and glory, and for the good of his people; for he is head over all things to the church. The Ethiopic version reads, "all the works of thy hands"; among whom are angels. This is a greater dominion than was given to the first man, Adam, ( Genesis 1:25 ) ;

thou hast put all [things] under his feet;
or put them in subjection to him, as the phrase signifies, and as it is interpreted, ( Hebrews 2:8 ) . Good angels are subject to him, as appears by their ministration to him, their dependence on him, and adoration of him, ( 1 Peter 3:22 ) ; devils are subject to him, whether they will or not; and so are wicked men, whose power and wrath he is able to restrain, and does; and the church is subject to Christ, as her head; and so all good men, willingly and heartily, and from a principle of love, obey his commands: yea, all creatures in the earth, air, and sea, are in subjection to him; an enumeration of which is given in the following verses.

Psalms 8:6 In-Context

4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
5 You have made them a little lower than the angelsand crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Genesis 1:28
  • 2. S Job 10:3; Psalms 19:1; Psalms 102:25; Psalms 145:10; Isaiah 26:12; Isaiah 29:23; Isaiah 45:11; Hebrews 1:10
  • 3. Hebrews 2:6-8*
  • 4. S 1 Kings 5:3; 1 Corinthians 15:25,27*; Ephesians 1:22

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "made him ruler . . . ;" / ". . . his"
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