Psalms - Chapter 8




The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

1 <To the chief music-maker on the Gittith. A Psalm. Of David.> O Lord, our Lord, whose glory is higher than the heavens, how noble is your name in all the earth!

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

2 You have made clear your strength even out of the mouths of babies at the breast, because of those who are against you; so that you may put to shame the cruel and violent man.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

3 When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have put in their places;

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

4 What is man, that you keep him in mind? the son of man, that you take him into account?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

5 For you have made him only a little lower than the gods, crowning him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

6 You have made him ruler over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet;

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

7 All sheep and oxen, and all the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

8 The birds of the air and the fish of the sea, and whatever goes through the deep waters of the seas.

9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

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




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