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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Psalms 8:1-9


  • God’s glory and man’s dignity

    • “How majestic your name is!” (1, 9)

    • ‘Mortal man, of what importance?’ (4)

    • Man crowned with splendor (5)

To the director; upon the Gitʹtith.* A melody of David. 8  O Jehovah our Lord, how majestic your name is throughout the earth;You have set your splendor even higher than the heavens!*+   Out of the mouth of children and infants+ you have established strengthOn account of your adversaries,To silence the enemy and the avenger.   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 a son of man that you take care of him?+   You made him a little lower than godlike ones,*And you crowned him with glory and splendor.   You gave him dominion over the works of your hands;+You have put everything under his feet:   All the flocks and cattle,As well as the wild animals,*+   The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.   O Jehovah our Lord, how majestic your name is throughout the earth!


Or possibly, “You whose splendor is recounted above the heavens!”
Or “than angels.”
Lit., “the beasts of the field.”