Psalms 8:1

“(To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.) O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[To the chiefe Musicion vpon Gittith, a Psalme of Dauid.] O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory aboue the heauens.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O Jehovah, our Lord, How excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens!
- American Standard Version (1901)

<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!
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician. Upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David.} Jehovah our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy majesty above the heavens.
- Darby Bible

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth, who has set your glory above the heavens!
- World English Bible

To the Overseer, `On the Gittith.' A Psalm of David. Jehovah, our Lord, How honourable Thy name in all the earth! Who settest thine honour on the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(8:1) For the Leader; upon the Gittith. A Psalm of David. (8:2) O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is Thy name in all the earth! whose majesty is rehearsed above the heavens.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 8:1


8:1 In - Not only in Israel, but among all nations. Which shews that this psalm speaks of the Messiah, and the times of the New Testament. Heavens - Where thy throne of glory is established, where the blessed angels celebrate thy praises, where Christ sitteth at thy right hand in glorious majesty, from whence he poureth down excellent gifts upon babes.


Discussion for Psalms 8:1

  • Lorna Bennett for verse 1
    Shows just how much we are loved and treasured by God;God cares about us so much. Praise God!
  • God's name is Jehovah - Psalms 83:18, he is the most high over all the earth. Some Bible transations have taken out the name, but the original King James, and even Bay Psalms book reflects the name, as early as 350 years ago. Original writing presented God's name over 7,000 times. Hence, he wanted us to get to know him don't you think? He also everyone one who calls on his name, will be saved. Calling on him means more than calling out a name, it means we should get to know and understand his ways.
  • Jerome rivera for verse 1
    i was confuse that the words Lord is the name of the Lord? what is the different?so what is the name now of the lord? i dont think so, can you explain please....

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