Psalms 8:1-2

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

1 [a][b]LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

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Psalms 8:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
ESV
1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
NLT
1 O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.
MSG
1 God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name.
CSB
1 Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth! You have covered the heavens with Your majesty.

Psalms 8:1-2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 8:1-2 In-Context

1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
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:

Cross References 5

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 16:10
  • 2. S Exodus 15:11; Luke 2:9
  • 3. Psalms 57:5; Psalms 108:5; Psalms 113:4; Psalms 148:13; Habakkuk 3:3
  • 4. Matthew 21:16*
  • 5. Psalms 143:12; Psalms 44:16; 1 Corinthians 1:27

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
  • [b]. Title: Probably a musical term
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