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God's Glory & Man's dignity.  Psalm 8

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.

1You whose glory above the heavens is chanted
2by the mouth of babes and infants,
you have founded a bulwark because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars which you have established;
4what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
5Yet you have made him little less than God,
and crown him with glory and honour.
6You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
7all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
8the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the sea.

9O Yahweh, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth.


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