Amplified Bible

Psalm 8

The Lord’s Glory and Man’s Dignity.

To the Chief Musician; set to [a]a Philistine lute [or perhaps to a particular Hittite tune]. A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!
You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens.

Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babes You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
That You might silence the enemy and make the revengeful cease.


When I see and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have established,

What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?

Yet You have made him a little lower than [b]God,
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,

All sheep and oxen,
And also the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.


O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 8:1 Or perhaps to a particular key; meaning uncertain.
  2. Psalm 8:5 LXX reads angels; Heb Elohim is usually translated “God” or “god.” But it can also mean “gods” (with a lowercase “g”) when it is used with reference to the pagan gods of other nations. See, for instance, Ex 20:3: “You shall have no other gods (Elohim) before Me.” Since there are no capital letters in Hebrew as there are in English, the meaning of Ps 8:5 is ambiguous. It may be saying that humans were created a little lower than God Himself, or it may say that humans were created a little lower than the heavenly beings.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 8

上帝的荣耀与人的尊贵

大卫的诗,交给乐长,迦特乐器伴奏。

1我们的主耶和华啊,
你的名在地上何其尊贵!
你的荣耀充满诸天。
你使孩童和婴儿的口发出颂赞,
好叫你的仇敌哑口无言。
我观看你指头创造的穹苍和你摆列的月亮星辰,
人算什么,你竟顾念他!
世人算什么,你竟眷顾他!
你叫他比天使低微一点,
赐他荣耀和尊贵作冠冕。
你派他管理你亲手造的万物,
使万物降服在他脚下:
牛羊、田野的兽、
空中的鸟、海里的鱼及其他水族。
我们的主耶和华啊,
你的名在地上何其尊贵!