For the music director, according to the gittith style;2 a psalm of David.
8:1 O Lord, our Lord,3
how magnificent4 is your reputation5 throughout the earth!
You reveal your majesty in the heavens above!6
8:2 From the mouths of children and nursing babies
you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries,7
so that you might put an end to the vindictive enemy.8
8:3 When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made,
and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place,9
8:4 Of what importance is the human race,10 that you should notice11 them?
Of what importance is mankind,12 that you should pay attention to them,13
8:5 and make them a little less than the heavenly beings?14
You grant mankind15 honor and majesty;16
8:6 you appoint them to rule over your creation;17
you have placed18 everything under their authority,19
8:7 including all the sheep and cattle,
as well as the wild animals,20
8:8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea
and everything that moves through the currents21 of the seas.
8:9 O Lord, our Lord,22
how magnificent23 is your reputation24 throughout the earth!25