Psalm 8

New Int. Readers Version

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the whole earth! You have made your glory higher than the heavens. You have made sure that children and infants praise you. You have done it because of your enemies. You have done it to put a stop to their talk. I think about the heavens. I think about what your fingers have created. I think about the moon and stars that you have set in place. What is a human being that you think about him? What is a son of man that you take care of him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings. You placed on him a crown of glory and honor. You made human beings the rulers over all that your hands have created. You put everything under their control. They rule over all flocks and herds and over the wild animals. They rule over the birds of the air and over the fish in the ocean. They rule over everything that swims in the oceans. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in the whole earth!