It reads in: O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and suckling’s hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightiest still the enemy and the avenger. 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 vastiest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou maddest 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 passes through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
A psalm of David. how majestic is your name in all the earth! In the heavens. to silence the foe and the avenger. And crowned them with glory and honor. all that swim the paths of the seas. David is exhorting us to… Worship the Lord because His name is majestic in all the earth and because He has graciously crowned us with glory and majesty. Worship the Lord because His name is majestic in all the earth
In Psalms 8. God is to be glorified, for making known himself to us. For making even the heavenly bodies useful to man, thereby placing him but little lower than the angels. The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. Psalm 8 is cited early in Hebrews (Jesus Made Fully Human It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor and put everything under their feet.” In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. ) to defend the idea that God would send a human Savior. This passage praises God for His amazing power and creation, while marveling at the idea that such a being would give any further thought to something as frail and limited as man.