Psalms Chapter 8
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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Gods glory is magnified by his workes, and by his loue to man.

1 [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.

2 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.2

3 When I consider thy heauens, the worke of thy fingers, the moone and the starres which thou hast ordained;

4 What is man, that thou art mindfull of him? and the sonne of man, that thou visitest him?4

5 For thou hast made him a little lower then the Angels; and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to haue dominion ouer the workes of thy hands; thou hast put all things vnder his feete.6

7 All sheepe and oxen, yea and the beasts of the field.7

8 The foule of the aire, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoeuer passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!


Psalms Chapter 8 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

2 Mat.21. 16. , Heb. founded.
4 Iob 7.17. psal.144.3. Heb. 2.6.
6 1.Cor.15. 27.
7 Heb. flocks and oxen, all of them.

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