I have done exactly what david was doing in the above verses. The heavenly bodies are very glorious creatures, and are. The psalmist sees the starry heavens stretched above him as an awesome and. The psalmist sees the starry heavens stretched above him as an awesome and spectacular showcase of the majestic power of god.
O lord, what is man, that you take knowledge of him. Some verses of psalm 8 are referenced in the new testament. The new international version niv is a completely original translation of the bible developed by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available hebrew, aramaic, and greek texts. This high quality hd 1080p music video is meant to take a look at the wonder and majesty of gods creation and to glorify him. Psalm 8 is the eighth psalm of the book of psalms, generally known in english by its first verse, in the king james version, o lord, our lord. Connecting psalm 3 with psalm 4, which has the same subject. Probably a musical termlord, our lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. And it is generally thought that david composed this psalm in the night, when these celestial bodies were in view.
Gods name stands for gods person, gods being, and gods attributes. When i look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him. David starts and ends psalm 8 the same way with words of praise to god. What is man, that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit care for him. Modern translations replace excellent with terms like glorious, great, or majestic. Psalm 8 to the chief musician upon gittith, a psalm of david. Like psalms 81 and 84, this psalm opens with a direction to the chief musician to perform upon the. Psalm 8 niv read the new international version online. When i consider thy heavens, the work of thy handsinasmuch as men can make nothing without fingers, and in expressive contrast to the poor works which they can make therewiththe moon and the stars, which thou hast founded.
Nov 11, 2007 what did nasas new horizons discover around pluto. The psalms that immediately precede it are prayers spoken by people who are. Now viewing scripture range from the book of psalms chapter 8. The new testament was published in 1961 and the old testament with the apocrypha was published on 16 march 1970. Free reading plans and devotionals related to psalms 8. Psalm 8, new international readers version nirv the.
Previous book previous chapter read the full chapter next chapter next book. O lord our lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth. The new english bible neb is an english translation of the bible. Psalm 4 an individual lament emphasizing trust in god. In 1989, it was significantly revised and republished as the revised english bible. O l ord, our sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth. Hence, although the answer to the question is quite positive in psalm 8, the same question appears in psalm 144. There are many examples of this type of psalm in the book of psalms for example, psalms 93, 6, 150. David, in his shepherdlife, had had abundant opportunity of considering the heavens, and had evidently scanned them with the eye of a poet and an intense admirer of nature. Near the time when the to the english revised version was due to. World wide study bible psalms 8 christian classics ethereal. Psalm 3 new international version a psalm of david. Psalm 8, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app.
Here the reference is to the smitings with words in psalm3, as in lamentations 3. World wide study bible psalms 8 christian classics. Psalm 8 is the eighth psalm of the book of psalms, generally known in english by its first verse, in the king james version, o lord, our lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth. Bible verse of the day bible verse of the day therefore, i urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of gods mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to godthis is your true and proper worship. Psalm 3 niv read the new international version online. First, it is the first hymn one encounters when reading the psalms straight through. The initial vision for the project was provided by a single individual an engineer working with general electric in seattle by the name of howard. The petition is based upon the psalmists vivid experience of god as savior ps 4. If we would not account for the absence of the sun by supposing the psalm was sung at night, we may conceive, with s. Its authorship is traditionally assigned to king david. Despite the lowliness of humans before god, verse 5 declares god made humans a little lower than god. This week in church, our pastor is preaching on psalm 8, so in preparation for that, and for your edification, i thought i would pull a few verses from that. To the chief musician upon gittith, a psalm of david. This study guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of psalm 8.
Psalm 8 inspired hymn lyrics such as folliott sandford pierpoints for the beauty of the earth which first. The faithful psalmist exemplifies the blessings given to. Bible verse of the day therefore, i urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of gods mercy, to offer. And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the lord your god has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven. Psalm 8 o lord our lord, how excellent is thy name. The hebrew has selah a word of uncertain meaning here and at the end of verses 4 and 8 3but you, lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the one who lifts my head high. Lord, our lord,how majestic is your name in the whole earth. Usually, they represent two quite distinct areas of theological study.
When i consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have established i. Psalm 3, english standard version 2016 esv the bible app. The hebrew has selah a word of uncertain meaning here and at the end of verses 4 and 8. Lord, our lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. When i consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have established i am constrained to ask. Read more of psalm 8 psalm 8 new international version niv.808 84 1367 1057 1519 1315 47 812 539 482 942 946 347 1594 139 961 910 462 191 78 549 1602 1561 1556 1161 1465 993 434 311 896 918 919 153 193 68 1226 779 1335 1042 1041 1181