For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.*
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
to tell of your strength,*
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
the moon and the stars you set in place—
human beings that you should care for them?*
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God*
and crowned them* with glory and honor.
putting all things under their authority—
and all the wild animals,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
8 Hebrew according to the gittith.
8:4 Hebrew what is man that you should think of him, / the son of man that you should care for him?
8:5a Or Yet you made them only a little lower than the angels; Hebrew reads Yet you made him [i.e., man] a little lower than Elohim.