Psalms 8:3

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When I consider thy heauens, the worke of thy fingers, the moone and the starres which thou hast ordained;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
- American Standard Version (1901)

When I see your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have put in their places;
- Basic English Bible

When I see thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which thou hast established;
- Darby Bible

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
- Webster's Bible

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
- World English Bible

For I see Thy heavens, a work of Thy fingers, Moon and stars that Thou didst establish.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(8:4) When I behold Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast established;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 8:3


8:3 The moon - Either the sun is included under this general title: or he omitted it, because he made this psalm by night. Ordained - Placed in that excellent and unalterable order, and directed to their several motions.


Discussion for Psalms 8

  • Mild Bill,saved by grace
    Name is better understood as reputation and excellent as extremely good.God is Majestic,surpassing our understanding,yet
    compassionate/mindful and with a plan towards us.The awfulness of sin is partially revealed in that God has enemies.Futile/pointless is resistance and rejection of their creator.Jesus rules the creation,purchased by his sacrifice/giving of his innocent blood,4 you
    God is love t
  • Mild Bill
    Alex,"meaning he was gonna MULTIPLY himself".When you say "meaning",I see an idea not supported by sound understanding of scripture.I see you reading "into" those verses the meaning you want to see.Text out of context is a pretext.I have tried to show you that some other ideas, like" THE BABES AND THE SUCKLINGS THAT WILL DESTROY HIS ENEMY"are flawed also.You need a more careful study to not err.
  • Alex
    Bill the main theme of the bible is Multiplication, Member Abraham wanted a posterity but was without children AND TOO OLD TO HAVE ANY But God made him a PROMISE that he wd be the father of many nations, resulting in the nation of Israel,but natural Israel did not please GOD, answers to Ismael th flesh.but when God cd sware by no greater he swore by himself meaning he was gonna MULTIPLY himself.
  • Alex
    Bill even in the natural a bride and bridegoom become 1, We are gonna become 1 with him Thats y Jesus said to whom the WORD ( THAT GOOD SEED ) CAME IT MADE THEM GODS AND THE SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN, GODS IS PLURAL, THUS WE SEE THAT GREAT PROMISE IN THESE WORDS, I WILL MULTIPLY THY SEED AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN. The mystery of the kingdom of God is Christ in you resulting from that GOOD SEED .GBU
  • Mild Bill
    Alex you err about multiplication."God wants to multiply himself",no,the creatures never ever become the creator. That is a lie from the garden."Christ was the beginning of this multiplication",no,Christ is God and always was.Your text references,in context,do not support/imply YOUR idea that we are a multiplication of Christ.To be the Christ means to personally never have to need forgiveness.U do
  • Alex
    Bill there is but 1 God the father but this 1 God wants to multiply himself via his seed. Christ was the beginning of this multiplication via his seed. i will make him my 1st born. which was the beginning of this divine multiplication. The Father wd not instruct all the angels to worship his son if he were not God.God himself wd be breaking the 1st commandment IF CHRIST were not GOD THE SON. GBU

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