The LORD'S Glory and Man's Dignity.
For the choir director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
1 O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have displayed R157 F71 Your splendor above the heavens!
2 From R158 the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength R159 F72
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the R160 enemy and the revengeful cease.
3 When I consider R161 F73 Your R162 heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon R163 and the stars, which You have ordained; F74
4 What R164 is man that You take F75 thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
5 Yet You have made him a little R165 lower than God, F76
And You R166 crown him with glory R167 and majesty!
6 You make him to rule R168 over the works of Your hands;
You have put R169 all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts F77 of the field,
8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O R170 LORD, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
F71: Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man
F72: Lit upon
F73: Lit he
F74: Lit fixed it
F75: Or His deadly weapons
F76: I.e. the crown of his own head
F77: Or set
R157: Psalms 57:5,11; 113:4; 148:13
R158: Matthew 21:16; 1 Corinthians 1:27
R159: Psalms 29:1; 118:14
R160: Psalms 44:16
R161: Psalms 111:2
R162: Psalms 89:11; 144:5
R163: Psalms 136:9
R164: Job 1:7:17; Psalms 144:3; Hebrews 2:6-8
R165: Genesis 1:26; Psalms 82:6
R166: Psalms 103:4
R167: Psalms 21:5
R168: Genesis 1:26,28
R169: 1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 2:8
R170: Psalms 8:1