Psalms 8:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemie and the auenger.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established praise because of thine adversaries, to still the enemy and the avenger.
- Darby Bible

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thy enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
- Webster's Bible

From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.
- World English Bible

From the mouths of infants and sucklings Thou hast founded strength, Because of Thine adversaries, To still an enemy and a self-avenger.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(8:3) Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou founded strength, because of Thine adversaries; that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 8:2


8:2 Babes - Weak and foolish, and contemptible persons, who are frequently called babes or children. Such are very unfit to grapple with an enemy: and therefore when such persons conquer the most powerful and malicious enemies, it must needs confound them, and advance the glory of God: as indeed it did, when such mean persons as the apostles, and disciples of Christ, maintained and propagated the gospel, in spite of all the wit, power, and rage of their enemies. Ordained - Perfectly or firmly settled strength; that is, the praise of his strength or power, #Mat 21:16|, it is rendered praise. Still - Silence and confound them. Avenger - The devil, and all who are his vassals and espouse his quarrel.


Discussion for Psalms 8:2

  • Out of the mouth of babes.....that means people who are not fit in strength to fight will conquer their enemies.Thats the might of the Most High
  • we need to be humble, honest, innocent, truthful, obedient, fearless, kind, expectant, persistent, passionate like the babes and infants when we ASK from God so that He can ordain His praise in us that we may be the answer to our generations
  • well!!! yes!!!! the enemy does exist nevertheless greater is he that is in us and for us, we who are weak confound the wisdom of the wise and prudent, with great exploits against the kingdom of darkness!!!! thanks to our LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!!
  • Brenda burton for verse 2
    out of the mouth of babes in this Kenyan shootings
    this saying rings true by this 4 year old

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