Psalms 8:5-8

5 You have made them[a] a little lower than the angels[b]and crowned them[c] with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their[d] 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.

Psalms 8:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
ESV
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
NLT
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.
MSG
5 Yet we've so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden's dawn light.
CSB
5 You made him little less than God and crowned him with glory and honor.

Psalms 8:5-8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 8:5-8 In-Context

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:
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.
9 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Cross References 9

  • 1. S Genesis 1:26
  • 2. Psalms 21:5; Psalms 103:4
  • 3. S Genesis 1:28
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Hebrews 2:6-8*
  • 6. S 1 Kings 5:3; 1 Corinthians 15:25,27*; Ephesians 1:22
  • 7. Genesis 13:5; Genesis 26:14
  • 8. S Genesis 2:19
  • 9. Genesis 1:26

Footnotes 4

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