The Psalms

Psalm 8

God's glory is magnified by his works and by his love to man, 1-9.

1 [To the Chief Musician upon Gittith. A Psalm of David.] O Yahweh our Lord, how excellent your name is in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants you have ordained strength because of your enemies, so that you might still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained,

4 What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him?

5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels and have crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of your hands. You have put all things under his feet:

7 All sheep and oxen and even the beasts of the field,

8 The bird of the air, the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

9 O Yahweh our Lord, how excellent your name is in all the earth!

Commentary

Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 8

Notes

[v.2] - Quoted in Matthew 21:16.

[v.4a] - Quoted in Hebrews 2:6. Reference, Job 7:17; Psalm 144:3.

[v.4b] - See the note for 2nd Samuel 9:8.

[v.5] - Quoted in Hebrews 2:7.

[v.6] - Quoted in 1st Corinthians 15:27; Hebrews 2:7-8.

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