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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 8:1-9

To the director upon the Git′tith.*+ 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!+   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.+   When I see your heavens, the works of your fingers,+ The moon and the stars that you have prepared,+   What is mortal man+ that you keep him in mind,+ And the son of earthling man that you take care of him?+   You also proceeded to make him a little less than godlike ones,*+ And with glory+ and splendor you then crowned him.+   You make him dominate over the works of your hands;+ Everything you have put under his feet:+   Small cattle* and oxen, all of them,+ And also the beasts of the open field,+   The birds of heaven and the fish of the sea,+ Anything passing through the paths of the seas.+   O Jehovah our Lord, how majestic your name is in all the earth!+

Footnotes

“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·neh′nu, pl. of ʼA·dhohn′, 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·him′; TLXXSyVg, “angels; messengers.”
“Small cattle,” that is, sheep and goats.