Psalm 8
God’s Glory, Human Dignity
For the choir director: on the Gittith.8:0 Ps 81; 84 A psalm of David.
1 Lord, our Lord,
how magnificent is your name throughout the earth!8:1 Is 12:4
You have covered the heavens with your majesty.8:1 Lit earth, which has set your splendor upon the heavens8:1 Ps 113:4; 148:13
2From the mouths of infants and nursing babies,8:2 Mt 21:16
you have established a stronghold8:2 LXX reads established praise
on account of your adversaries
in order to silence the enemy and the avenger.

3When I observe your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you set in place,8:3 Ps 33:6; 136:9
4what is a human being that you remember him,
a son of man8:4 Or a mere mortal that you look after him?8:4 Jb 7:17–18; Ps 144:3
5You made him little less than God8:5 LXX reads angels8:5 Or heavenly beings; Hb Elohim
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:8:4–6 1Co 15:27; Eph 1:22; Heb 2:5–8
7all the sheep and oxen,
as well as the animals in the wild,
8the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea
that pass through the currents of the seas.8:7–8 Gn 1:26,28

9 Lord, our Lord,
how magnificent is your name throughout the earth!