All the Psalms to which this term is prefixed [Psalm 8:1; Psalm 81:1; Psalm 84:1] are of such a character. O Jehovah our Lord! “and crowned (Hebrew ‘atar) him with glory (Hebrew: kabod) and honor” (Hebrew: hadar) (v. 5b).  The verb crown (‘atar) confirms the high place to which Yahweh has elevated humankind.  We were created in his image, and he has crowned us as rulers over the universe that he has created. Some think it refers to Gath, and may refer to a tune commonly sung there, or an instrument of music there invented, or a song of Obededom the Gittite, in whose house the ark rested, or, better still, a song sung over Goliath of Gath. Adam had but paradise, he never propagated God's name over all the earth; he did not continue so long before he fell as to beget sons; much less did he found it in the heavens. Many think this psalm was written upon the occasion of the entrance of the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem during the reign of David (2 Samuel 6). how awesome is your name through all the earth! Borrow the wings of the morning and fly to the uttermost parts of the sea, but God is there. But take an argument the apostle himself useth to prove it. 1 (To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.) “Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name (Hebrew: sem) in all the earth, who has set your glory above the heavens!” (v. 1).  The noun sem means name or fame.  In this instance, reputation would be a good translation.  In that culture, as today, a person’s name referred to the essential character of the person––in this case, Yahweh. Psalm 8 – The Glory of God in Creation. So, as in the days of the psalmist, while the people who pledge allegiance to Yahweh constitute a decided minority, nevertheless people in all the earth can see the majesty of the Lord revealed in every facet of creation––if they will permit the Lord to cause the scales to drop from their eyes so that they might see. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. His glory exceeds the glory of the starry heavens; above the region of the stars he hath set fast his everlasting throne, and there he dwells in light ineffable. I will sing of your majesty above the heavens. The glory of God out soaring the intellect of angels, and the splendour of heaven. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. It is also used to suggest frailty or mortality (Psalm 90:3).  The noun ‘adam is another word for a human, but it can also mean a male. First, it was not meant of man in innocency properly and principally. Space is too narrow for the Eternal's rest, And time too short a footstool for his throne. Adam, though he was man, yet he was not the son of man; he is called indeed, "the son of God" ( Luke 3:38 ), but he was not filius hominis. Psalm 17 8 Meaning; Psalm 18 Commentary; Psalm 20 Meaning; Psalm 21 Meaning; Psalm 22 Summary, Meaning; Psalm 23 Commentary. Commentary on Psalm 8:1-9 By L.G. Yon Alps, that lift their heads above the clouds And hold familiar converse with the stars, Are dust, at which the balance trembleth not, Compared with His divine immensity. 2. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, … The snow crowned summits fail to set Him forth, Who dwelleth in Eternity, and bears Alone, the name of High and Lofty One. Psalm 15 Commentary; Psalm 16 Commentary. Take all the monarchs in the world, they never conquered the whole world; there was never any one man that was a sinner that had all subject to him. The sense we get here is much like that of the servant appointed to act as a steward over the landlord’s property until the landlord’s return (Matthew 25:14-30).  In like manner, Pharaoh appointed Joseph steward over the financial affairs of Egypt (Genesis 41). The title of this psalm reads, To the Chief Musician. The privilege of holding such a portion. 8 The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea, Psalm 8 is a psalmic interpretation of creation, comparable to Genesis 1-2 and Job 38-41. No name is so universal, no power and influence so generally felt, as those of the Saviour of mankind. [2] Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. His religion, the gifts and graces of his Spirit, his people -- Christians, his gospel, and the preachers of it, are everywhere spoken of. But they are thus to Jesus Christ, angels and all; they are all under his feet, he is far above them. PSALM 8:1-2. We do not see him, saith he, that is, the nature of man in general considered. It is true the Lord hath fairly writ his name, And set his seal upon creation's brow. Silent I bow, and humbly I adore. (Read Psalm 8:1,2) The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. [3] Then he saith, "How excellent is thy name in all the earth! A Psalm by David. The noun ‘enos (man) means human rather than male.  As used here, it suggests insignificance (see also Job 7:17). 2 From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger. Hebrews 2:5 . "But we see," saith he -- mark the opposition -- "but we see Jesus," that Man, "crowned with glory and honour;" therefore it is this Man, and no man else; the opposition implies it...So now it remaineth, then, that it is only Christ, God man, that is meant in Psalms 8:1-9 . Little Israel rather than mighty Egypt or Rome. God would use man to still him; alas! ; and Briggs, Charles A., The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1906, 2004), Doniach, N.S. Parkhurst, Jr. And indeed it was Beza that did first begin that interpretation that I read of, and himself therefore doth excuse it and make an apology for it, that he diverts out of the common road, though since many others have followed him. yes, and the animals of the field. The quotation Jesus made is in Psalm 8:2, and in both places the words babes and suck-lings have about the same meaning. The mirror of the creatures has no space To bear the image of the Infinite. You have put all things under his feet” (v. 6).  The word masal means to rule or to exercise dominion. More specifically, it is a panegyric on human excellence (Psalm 8:4-6) couched within a pious frame (8:1a, 9). Gittith, was probably a musical instrument used at their rejoicings after the vintage. WORD AND PHRASE STUDY. Matthew 21:16 . Any one that reads the Psalm would think that the psalmist doth but set forth old Adam in his kingdom, in his paradise, made a little lower than the angels -- for we have spirits wrapped up in flesh and blood, whereas they are spirits simply -- a degree lower, as if they were dukes, and we marquises; one would think, I say, that this were all his meaning, and that it is applied to Christ but by way of allusion. Now, consider but the scope of the Psalm, as the apostle quoteth it to prove the world to come. The very name of Jehovah is excellent, what must his person be. But the truth is, the apostle bringeth it in to prove and to convince these Hebrews, to whom he wrote, that that Psalm was meant of Christ, of that man whom they expected to be the Messiah, the Man Christ Jesus. and cast off their chains from us!” c 4 The one enthroned in heaven laughs;. Descend, if you will, into the lowest depths of the ocean, where undisturbed the water sleeps, and the very sand is motionless in unbroken quiet, but the glory of the Lord is there, revealing its excellence in the silent palace of the sea. 2. In this psalm David speaks of the glory of God, and how the glory of man and his destiny reflect upon God. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! Depths unfathomed are too shallow to express The wisdom and the knowledge of the Lord. How Majestic Is Your Name ... 8 O L ord, our Lord, how majestic is your q name in all the earth! Why? Some think that it is meant as an objection that the apostle answereth; but it is indeed to prove that man fallen cannot be meant in Psalms 8:1-9 . Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Langua ge) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. and Kahane, Ahuvia, The Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 1998), Fohrer, Georg, Hebrew & Aramaic Dictionary of the Old Testament (SCM Press, 2012), Freedman, David Noel (ed. To make this plain to you, that that Psalm where the phrase is used, "All things under his feet," and quoted by the apostle in Ephesians 1:22 -- therefore it is proper -- was not meant of man in innocency, but of the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ; and therefore, answerably, that the world there is not this world, but a world on purpose made for this Messiah, as the other was for Adam. Psalms 8:1 Context. Don’t forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Earth's ponderous wheels would break, her axles snap, If freighted with the load of Deity. Isaiah 63:1-6 Revelation 19:18-20 . Possibly both may be reconciled and put together, and the controversy if rightly stated, may be ended, for the scope and business of this Psalm seems plainly to be this: to display and celebrate the great love and kindness of God to mankind, not only in his creation, but especially in his redemption by Jesus Christ, whom, as he was man, he advanced to the honour and dominion here mentioned, that he might carry on his great and glorious work. The believing heart is ravished with what it sees, but God only knows the glory of God. On the instrument of Gath. “For you have made him a little lower than God” (Hebrew: elohim) (v. 5a).  The noun elohim means a god or gods (Note the small g).  When used in in the plural to refer to Yahweh, it means that Yahweh sums up all that is godly. The excellence of the name and nature of God in all places, and under all circumstances. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Verse 1. 2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, His incarnation, birth, humble and obscure life, preaching, miracles, passion, death, resurrection, and ascension, are celebrated through the whole world. “On an instrument of Gath” (Hebrew: gittit). and princes plot together. Commentary on Psalms - Volume 1 by John Calvin. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! I remember Ribera urges that. He is ours, for he made us, protects us, and takes special care of us. We need not wonder at this, for no heart can measure, no tongue can utter, the half of the greatness of Jehovah. Dr. Chalmers says, "There is much in the scenery of a nocturnal sky; to lift the soul to pious contemplation. It sees nature in the simplicity of her great elements, and it sees the God of nature invested with the high attributes of wisdom and majesty.". Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. Psalms 8:1-9 KJV To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. The term Gittith is applied to two other ( Psalms 81:1-16 Psalms 84:1-12 ) both of which, being of a joyous character, it may be concluded, that where we find that word in the title, we may look for a hymn of delight. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Don’t forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I will keep thy statutes, v. 8. Mount to the highest heaven, or dive into the deepest hell, and God is in both hymned in everlasting song, or justified in terrible vengeance. This last point is worthy of consideration.  Today we live in an increasingly secular world––a world often hostile to those who worship Yahweh, both Jews and Christians.  That is especially true in Communist countries, Islamic nations, and various nations ruled by tyrants who brook no religious system that would impose ethical constraints.  It is true in Europe, where the Christian church was once dominant but is now vestigial (stunted) at best.  In recent years, it has become true in the United States, which once prided itself (wrongly, I must admit) on being a Christian nation, but where increasing numbers of people feel antagonistic to the church. The arrangement of the psalms into five books goes back at least to the time when the Hebrew Scriptures were translated into Greek (the Septuagint) approximately 200 B.C. This psalm is simply titled A Psalm of David. 8:1-2 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth, Secondly, it is not meant of man fallen, that is as plain; the apostle himself saith so. God worketh ever and everywhere. 14a (Downers Grove, Illinois:  Inter-Varsity Press, 1973), Limburg, James, Westminster Bible Companion: Psalms (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, Mays, James Luther, Interpretation: Psalms (Louisville: John Knox, 1994), McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., The New Interpreter’s Bible: The Book of Psalms, Vol. and whatever passes through the paths of the seas. Psalm 8:1-9 God's Glory Perfectly Revealed in the Son of Man . As Paul says, he hath "ascended up far above all heavens." 1 A Psalm of David. TEXT: Psalm 8:1-9. "To the Chief Musician upon Gittith, a Psalm of David." and the peoples conspire in vain? 5 For you have made him a little lower than God, The NRSV translates this “according to the Gittith,” which will mean nothing to most readers––but the Hebrew word gittit or gittith has to do with a musical instrument or a tune. We are not clear upon the meaning of the word Gittith. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. He quotes this very Psalm which speaks of himself; and Paul, by his warrant, and perhaps from that hint, doth thus argue out of it, and convince the Jews by it. Whole Psalm. So Christ is the principal subject of this Psalm, and it is interpreted of him, both by our Lord himself ( Matthew 21:16 ), and by his holy apostle ( 1 Corinthians 15:27 Hebrews 2:6-7 ). And thus here: "Thy name excellent in all the world;" "Thy glory above the heavens." “For the Chief Musician” (Hebrew: nasah).  The verb  nasah means to lead, and is used for leaders in various fields.  In the psalms, the word is used often to mean the temple music leader or choir director. (General Editor), New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, 5 vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997). he overcame Adam presently. Gideon and his little band of soldiers to defeat the Midianite army. “All sheep and cattle, yes, and the animals of the field, the birds of the sky, the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas” (vv. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 8:2 and more! O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! What a sweetness lies in the little word our, how much is God's glory endeared to us when we consider our interest in him as our Lord. Ps. Adam Clarke. Acts 8:1-3. Psalm 8 reveals that those suffering at the hands of evil forces are those made in the image of God and valued highly by their creator. Let us adore him "who alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea; who maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south." Psalm 8:1-4. Some think it refers to Gath, and may refer to a tune commonly sung there, or an instrument of music there invented, or a song of Obededom the Gittite, in whose house the ark rested, or, better still, a song sung over Goliath of Gath. Personal appropriation of the Lord as ours. Above the heavens; not in the heavens, but above the heavens; even greater, beyond, and higher than they; "angels, principalities, and powers, being made subject unto him." Both mean small children but the first denotes those who are somewhat the older of … The affirmation that Yahweh has crowned humankind with glory and honor further confirms that the correct translation for verse 5a (above) is “For you have made him a little lower than God”––not “a little lower than the angels.”. The countless myriads of terrestrial beings, from man the head, to the creeping worm at the foot, are all supported and nourished by the Divine bounty. Anderson, A.A., The New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 1-72 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), Broyles, Craig C., New International Biblical Commentary: Psalms (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999, Brueggemann, Walter, The Message of the Psalms A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1984), Clifford, Richard J., Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 1-72 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2002), Craigie, Peter C., Word Biblical Commentary, Psalms 1-50, Vol. Returning to the text we are led to observe that this Psalm is addressed to God, because none but the Lord himself can fully know his own glory. We should be aware of the continued existence of this unrighteous threat to our emotional and even our physical well-being. Because in the first verse he saith, "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength." Because, saith he, we do not see anything, all things at least, subject unto him; you have not any one man, or the whole race of man, to whom all things have been subject; the creatures are sometimes injurious to him. Hebrews 2:1-18 . Unable to express the glory of God, the Psalmist utters a note of exclamation. the Lord derides them, d 5 Then he speaks to them in his anger, 8:1,2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. (C) 2 Through the praise of children and infants. Romans 8:17-23 . The incomprehensible and infinite glory of God. Even avalanche and thunder lack a voice, To utter the full volume of his praise. There were no babes in the time of Adam's innocency, he fell before there were any. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. Sermon or lecture upon the glory of God in creation and providence. Perhaps it was while David was attending sheep on a clear night with the stars brightly shining that he picked up his Gittith, a stringed instrument in the shape of a wine press, and began to strum and chant these amazing words of the Psalm … ), The Complete WordStudy Old Testament (Chattanooga; AMG Publishers, 1994), Baker, Warren and Carpenter, Eugene, The Complete WordStudy Dictionary: Old Testament (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 2003), Bromiley, Geoffrey (General Editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised, 4 vols. To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. In the use of this Psalm, then, we anticipate that victory, and in the praise we thus celebrate, we go on from strength to strength, till, with him who is our glorious Head, we appear in Zion before God. We can scarcely find more fitting words than those of Nehemiah, "Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee." “Allow the little children to come to me! Other translations use words like "glorious," "majestic," and "to be admired" rather than "excellent" to express the feelings generated by meditating on how God is revealed by the heavens He created! California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Five Questions for Discussion follow the Bible Lesson Commentary . Commentary on Psalm 8:1,2. Diemarturato hath testified; so we may translate it, hath testified it, etiam atque etiam, testified most expressly; he bringeth an express proof for it that it was meant of the Man Christ Jesus; therefore it is not an allusion. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014), Gower, Ralph, The New Manners and Customs of Bible Times (Chicago: Moody Press, 1987), Kidner, Derek, Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 1-72, Vol. 2 From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, Psalm 8:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 8 O Lord , our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! "The exclamation that begins and ends this Psalm, enclosing it as a jewel in a setting, determines its theme as being neither the nightly heaven with its moon and stars, nor the dignity of man, but the Name of the Lord a proclaimed by both." David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your sple… O Lord, our Lord. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! PSALM 2 * A Psalm for a Royal Coronation. Second paragraph 3. How excellent, etc. The universal revelation of God in nature and its excellency.  The word Gath is a mistranslation.  Gath was a Philistine city (mentioned numerous times in Joshua, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Amos, and Micah. PSALM 8 * Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. You have set your r glory above the heavens. Others, tracing the Hebrew to its root, conceive it to mean a song for the winepress, a joyful hymn for the treaders of grapes. he will in no way enter into it.” (10:14-15). The psalmist uses these two Hebrew words (‘enos and ‘adam) more for poetic symmetry than for different shades of meaning.  A favorite Hebrew poetic form is called parallelism, which is used here and throughout the psalms.  In parallelism, two lines (occasionally more than two) repeat the same idea in different words.  That is what is happening here. and crowned him with glory and honor. But as the skilful potter much excels The vessel which he fashions on the wheel, Even so, but in proportion greater far, Jehovah's self transcends his noblest works. God often chooses unlikely candidates to further his purposes.  He chose: “Allow the little children to come to me! We may style this Psalm the Song of the Astronomer: let us go abroad and sing it beneath the starry heavens at eventide, for it is very probable that in such a position, it first occurred to the poet's mind. "We see not," saith he, "all things subject unto him." 1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name(A)in all the earth! You just need to get out of the way and let people see it! Now the scope of the Psalm is plainly this: in Romans 5:14 , you read that Adam was a type of him that was to come. a 2 Kings on earth rise up. ), The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, 6 vol. Read Psalm 8:2 commentary using The Treasury of David. The word “glory” (kabod) is used in the Bible to speak of God’s glory––an aura associated with God’s appearance that reveals God’s majesty to humans.  The psalmist says that the saints (hasid––those who are kind, merciful, and pious) will proclaim the glory of Yahweh’s kingdom (Psalm 145:11)––a thought that fits nicely with this verse from Psalm 8. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. of Thy glory above the heavens. The King James Version translates this, “For thou hast made him a little lower than the ANGELS,” so that is how many people understand it.  “For you have made him a little lower than GOD” is more faithful to the Hebrew. ), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, 5 vol. The miracles of his power await us on all sides. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Series ) for Sunday, October 3, 2010 , is from Psalm 8:1-9. Where are words With which my glowing tongue may speak his name? Title. 8:1,2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. Everywhere, and in every place, God dwells and is manifestly at work. Now, consider but the scope of the Psalm, as the apostle quotes it to prove the world to come. Proud member Hebrews 2. We feel withdrawn from the earth, and rise in lofty abstraction from this little theatre of human passions and human anxieties. 8 O L ord, our Lord, how majestic is your q name in all the earth! ), Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2006), Renn, Stephen D., Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2005), Richards, Lawrence O., Encyclopedia of Bible Words (Zondervan, 1985, 1991), Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob (ed. Verse 1. He is ours, for he made us, protects us, and takes special care of us. You have set your glory(B) in the heavens. 6 You make him ruler over the works of your hands. But any sensitive observer must marvel at the vastness and intricacy of God’s creation with each expansion of human knowledge.  Scientists peel back the layers of human knowledge only to find new layers lying beneath.  Whether observing the created order atomically (infinitely small) or astronomically (infinitely large), we make new discoveries with great regularity.  But we need to remember that it is the discovery that is new.  What we have discovered has been there (or has been in motion) since the beginning. Again, Psalms 8:4 , "What is man, and the son of man?" It is very evident that the vintage was adopted as a figurative representation of the final destruction of all God's enemies. ), Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), Mounce, William D., (ed. CONTENT DISCLAIMER: The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Title. But our Sages said (Mid. You have set your r glory above the heavens. Indeed, the psalm proclaims that humans are God’s agents on earth. Book IV looks back to the time of Moses and the Ps. This could not be Adam, is could not be the man that had this world in a state of innocency; much less had Adam all under his feet. Most certainly I tell you, Note the fact that even the heavens cannot contain his glory, it is set above the heavens, since it is and ever must be too great for the creature to express. Psalm 8:1; Psalm 8:2–9. That moon, and these stars, what are they? This man, saith he, must have all subject to him; all but God, saith he; he must have the angels subject to him, for he hath put all principalities and powers under his feet, saith he. And indeed, and in truth, Christ himself interprets the Psalm of himself; you have two witnesses to confirm it, Christ himself and the apostle. 4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), Ross, Allen P., A Commentary on the Psalms, 1-41, Vol. For the Chief Musician (Hebrew: menasseah from nasah); on an instrument of Gath (Hebrew: gittit). Verse 1. That might be the intent here––elohim as an understated reference to Yahweh.  If so, it means that Yahweh created humans just a bit inferior to himself.  That Yahweh created man in his own image (Genesis 1:26-27) appears to confirm this idea. The starry heavens stretched before David showcase … 3 “Let us break their shackles. I do encourage you to write your own verse by verse notes and questions before reading the notes and questions below. who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 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