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The first book of Psalms, song 8, New English Translation

Psalm 8


   For the music director, according to the gittith style; a psalm of David.
   1 O LORD, our LORD, how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth! You reveal your majesty in the heavens above!
   2 From the mouths of children and nursing babies you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries, so that you might put an end to the vindictive enemy.
   3 When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made, and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place,
   4 Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them,
   5 and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? You grant mankind honor and majesty;
   6 you appoint them to rule over your creation; you have placed everything under their authority,
   7 including all the sheep and cattle, as well as the wild animals,
   8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea and everything that moves through the currents of the seas.
   9 O LORD, our LORD, how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth!
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