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
    Alex, There is no"ultimate goal"in eternity,no end of "eternity",something we as finite beings have trouble grasping,until we are born again, and even then are limited in understanding. God will be glorified in the sight of all his creation,ad infinitum. Rev.20:10 God casts/destroys Satan in the lake of fire,not we.Study more carefully.May God's mercy be upon you and grace given to you.
  • Alex
    God's untimate goal is to destroy his enemy which is man's carnal mind, Satan's head, thats he rebuked Peter calling him Satan. It was Peter's carnal mind which is Satan's head, thus that good seed of Gen 3 v 15 will CRUSH SATAN'S HEAD WHICH BRUISED CHRIST' FEET AT THE CROSS. THUS THE BLOOD AND THE WATER IMPLIES A BIRTH OF CHRIST IN US, THUS THE BABES AND THE SUCKLINGS THAT WILL DESTROY HIS ENEMY
  • Alex
    Malachi says in that last N terrible day of the lord God wd sent Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the Children,Jesus said the good seed are the CHILDREN of the kingdom which is gonna be sown in our hearts resulting in a birth of these CHILDREN IN US WHICH IS THE NEW BIRTH, UNLESS YOU RECEIVE THE KINGDOM AS A LIL CHILD YOU WILL IN NO WISE ENTER THERE IN.SHE BROUGHT FORTH A MANCHILD T HOLY GHOST.
  • Alex
    GBU DISCIPLE NO its not about us mimicing a lil child, its about Christ being formed in us via his seed a spritual pregnancy, Gestation in the spritual realm, that which is born of the spirit IS SPIRIT Real faith is like SPRITUAL Pregnancy a Pregnant woman has the substance of things hoped for the Evidence of things NOT SEEN, My lil children of whom i TRAVAIL IN BIRTH TILL CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU.
  • A disciple
    "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength..." Alex, this is about innocence and humility and a childlike faith; not about forcing EVERY Scripture to be about supporting a certain notion we might have! For some time I was very heavily into reading about TRULY great Saints' experiences and faith. But simply reading and pumping myself up "about faith" isn't the same thing!
  • Alex
    Jesus saw his unborn children when he said out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou has perfected praise as Isaiah said he wd see his seed and be satisfied. His children are spirits/Gods as God is spirit, His seed is the word AND TO WHOM THE WORD CAME IT made them Gods. His children are GODS The great Promise was i will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven thus the SOWERS AND HIS SEED

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