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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
VIII
 
Jehovah’s Glory and Man’s Dignity
 
 
For the Chief Musician; set to the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
 
 
[1]  O JEHOVAH, our Lord,
How excellent is thy name in all the earth,
Who hast set thy glory upon 1 the heavens!
[2]  Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength,
Because of thine adversaries,
That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
[3]  When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
[4]  What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
[5]  For thou hast made him but little lower than God, 2
And crownest him with glory and honor.
[6]  Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;
Thou hast put all things under his feet:
[7]  All sheep and oxen,
Yea, and the beasts of the field,
[8]  The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea
Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
[9]  O Jehovah, our Lord,
How excellent is thy name in all the earth!
 
Note 1. Or, above. [back]
Note 2. Or, the angels.Heb. Elohim. [back]
 

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