Monday, February 20, 2012

Psalm 8


I know I've missed a few week of sharing the Psalm for the week with you.  So to get back on track, this week's Psalm is Psalm 8.  Please read it out loud each day of the week for the full effect :) 

This is from the NIV.
Psalm 8 [a]

For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] A psalm of David.  
 1 LORD, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!
   You have set your glory
   in the heavens.

2 Through the praise of children and infants
   you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
   to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens,
   the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
   which you have set in place,

4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
   human beings that you care for them?[c]
 
 5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
   and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.

6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
   you put everything under their[g] feet:

7 all flocks and herds,
   and the animals of the wild,

8 the birds in the sky,
   and the fish in the sea,
   all that swim the paths of the seas.

 9 LORD, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Footnotes:
  1. Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
  2. Psalm 8:1 Title: Probably a musical term
  3. Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
  4. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  5. Psalm 8:5 Or than God
  6. Psalm 8:5 Or him
  7. Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his


Have a great Monday!



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for writing Psalm 8 out. Will try to remember to stop by again tomorrow and reread it.

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments!