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Psalm 8:3–8

When I consider your heavens,r

the work of your fingers,s

the moon and the stars,t

which you have set in place,

what is mankind that you are mindful of them,

human beings that you care for them?c u

You have made themd a little lower than the angelse v

and crowned themf with glory and honor.w

You made them rulersx over the works of your hands;y

you put everything under theirg feet:z

all flocks and herds,a

and the animals of the wild,b

the birds in the sky,

and the fish in the sea,c

all that swim the paths of the seas.

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Psalm 8:3–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

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?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings

and crowned him with glory and honor.

You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

you have put all things under his feet,

all sheep and oxen,

and also the beasts of the field,

the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,

The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him?

And the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,

And hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;

Thou hast put all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen,

Yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea,

And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—

the moon and the stars you set in place—

what are mere mortals that you should think about them,

human beings that you should care for them?

Yet you made them only a little lower than God

and crowned them with glory and honor.

You gave them charge of everything you made,

putting all things under their authority—

the flocks and the herds

and all the wild animals,

the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,

and everything that swims the ocean currents.

Psalm 8:3–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

What is man that You are mindful of him,

And the son of man that You visit him?

For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;

You have put all things under his feet,

All sheep and oxen—

Even the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air,

And the fish of the sea

That pass through the paths of the seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

I look at your heavens,

which you made with your fingers.

I see the moon and stars,

which you created.

But why are people even important to you?

Why do you take care of human beings?

You made them a little lower than the angels

and crowned them with glory and honor.

You put them in charge of everything you made.

You put all things under their control:

all the sheep, the cattle,

and the wild animals,

the birds in the sky,

the fish in the sea,

and everything that lives under water.

Psalm 8:3–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,

The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him?

And the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him but little lower than God,

And crownest him with glory and honor.

Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;

Thou hast put all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen,

Yea, and the beasts of the field,

The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

Whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

When I see thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which thou hast established; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and splendour. Thou hast made him to rule over the works of thy hands; thou hast put everything under his feet: Sheep and oxen, all of them, and also the beasts of the field; The fowl of the heavens, and the fishes of the sea, whatever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

When I look at your heavens, 

the creation of your fingers, 

the moon and the stars that you have set in place— 

what is a mortal that you remember him 

or the Son of Man that you take care of him? 

You have made him a little lower than yourself. 

You have crowned him with glory and honor. 

You have made him rule what your hands created. 

You have put everything under his control: 

all the sheep and cattle, the wild animals, 

the birds, the fish, 

whatever swims in the currents of the seas. 

Psalm 8:3–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When I observe Your heavens,

the work of Your fingers,

the moon and the stars,

which You set in place,

what is man that You remember him,

the son of man that You look after him?

You made him little less than God

and crowned him with glory and honor.

You made him lord over the works of Your hands;

You put everything under his feet:

all the sheep and oxen,

as well as the animals in the wild,

the birds of the sky,

and the fish of the sea

that pass through the currents of the seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars that you have established;

what are human beings that you are mindful of them,

mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God,

and crowned them with glory and honor.

You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;

you have put all things under their feet,

all sheep and oxen,

and also the beasts of the field,

the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,

whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars which you set in place—

what is a human being that you think of him?

and a child of humankind that you care for him?

And you made him a little lower than heavenly beings,

and with glory and with majesty you crowned him.

You make him over the works of your hands;

all things you have placed under his feet:

sheep and cattle, all of them,

and also the wild animals of the field,

the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea,

everything that passes along the paths of seas.

Psalm 8:3–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I think about the heavens.

I think about what your fingers have created.

I think about the moon and stars

that you have set in place.

What is a human being that you think about him?

What is a son of man that you take care of him?

You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings.

You placed on him a crown of glory and honor.

You made human beings the rulers over all that your hands have created.

You put everything under their control.

They rule over all flocks and herds

and over the wild animals.

They rule over the birds of the air

and over the fish in the ocean.

They rule over everything that swims in the oceans.

Psalm 8:3–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;

What is man that You take thought of him,

And the son of man that You care for him?

Yet You have made him a little lower than God,

And You crown him with glory and majesty!

You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;

You have put all things under his feet,

All sheep and oxen,

And also the beasts of the field,

The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,

Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.


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