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 (Traditional)

詩篇 8

上帝的榮耀與人的尊貴

大衛的詩,交給樂長,迦特樂器伴奏。

1我們的主耶和華啊,
你的名在地上何其尊貴!
你的榮耀充滿諸天。
你使孩童和嬰兒的口發出頌讚,
好叫你的仇敵啞口無言。
我觀看你指頭創造的穹蒼和你擺列的月亮星辰,
人算什麼,你竟顧念他!
世人算什麼,你竟眷顧他!
你叫他比天使低微一點,
賜他榮耀和尊貴作冠冕。
你派他管理你親手造的萬物,
使萬物降服在他腳下:
牛羊、田野的獸、
空中的鳥、海裡的魚及其他水族。
我們的主耶和華啊,
你的名在地上何其尊貴!