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Psalms 8

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

1 O Lord(1), our Lord,
     how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
     above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants
     you have ordained praise(2)
because of 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 man that you are mindful of him,
     the son of man that you care for him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings(3)
     and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
     you put everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
     and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air,
     and the fish of the sea,
     all that swim the paths of the seas.

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

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