To the director upon the Gitʹtith.*+ A melody of David. 8 O Jehovah our Lord,* how majestic your name is in all the earth,+You whose dignity is recounted* above the heavens!+ 2 Out of the mouth of children and sucklings you have founded* strength,+On account of those showing hostility to you,+So as to make the enemy and the one taking his vengeance desist.+ 3 When I see your heavens, the works of your fingers,+The moon and the stars that you have prepared,+ 4 What is mortal man+ that you keep him in mind,+And the son of earthling man that you take care of him?+ 5 You also proceeded to make him a little less than godlike ones,*+And with glory+ and splendor you then crowned him.+ 6 You make him dominate over the works of your hands;+Everything you have put under his feet:+ 7 Small cattle* and oxen, all of them,+And also the beasts of the open field,+ 8 The birds of heaven and the fish of the sea,+Anything passing through the paths of the seas.+ 9 O Jehovah our Lord, how majestic your name is in all the earth!+
^ “Gittith.” A musical expression of uncertain meaning. LXXVg, “winepresses,” as if “Gittith” were derived from gath (Heb.), a press for oil or wine.
^ “Our Lord.” Heb., ʼAdho·nehʹnu, pl. of ʼA·dhohnʹ, to denote excellence.
^ “You whose dignity is recounted.” TSy, “you who have put (given) your glory”; LXXVgc, “because your magnificence has been lifted up.”
^ Or, “corrected,” by a change of one Heb. letter.
^ “Than godlike ones.” Heb., me·ʼelo·himʹ; TLXXSyVg, “angels; messengers.”
^ “Small cattle,” that is, sheep and goats.