WORD AND PHRASE STUDY. "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." How Majestic Is Your Name ... 8 O L ord, our Lord, how majestic is your q name in all the earth! Commentary on Psalms - Volume 1 by John Calvin. 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. yes, and the animals of the field. Even avalanche and thunder lack a voice, To utter the full volume of his praise. 8:1,2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. 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." The excellence of the name and nature of God in all places, and under all circumstances. 6 You make him ruler over the works of your hands. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Langua ge) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. 2. how majestic is your name in all the earth! 3 “Let us break their shackles. 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. More specifically, it is a panegyric on human excellence (Psalm 8:4-6) couched within a pious frame (8:1a, 9). We need not wonder at this, for no heart can measure, no tongue can utter, the half of the greatness of Jehovah. "To the Chief Musician upon Gittith, a Psalm of David." That might have been easier for people of a more primitive world to appreciate than it is today.  Now we are more likely to marvel over technological innovations and medical progress––human achievements––more than God’s creation.  At least that is true for many of us. 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. 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. The starry heavens stretched before David showcase … ), 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. In all the earth. And indeed, and in truth, Christ himself interprets the Psalm of himself; you have two witnesses to confirm it, Christ himself and the apostle. Gittith, was probably a musical instrument used at their rejoicings after the vintage. All rights reserved. Isaiah 63:1-6 Revelation 19:18-20 . 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. and cast off their chains from us!” c 4 The one enthroned in heaven laughs;. (Read Psalm 8:1,2) The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. 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. It is very evident that the vintage was adopted as a figurative representation of the final destruction of all God's enemies. Acts 8:1-3. 1) Not only do we enjoy the benefits of God’s instruction, but by keeping it we can be righteous as well. 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.”. ), Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), Mounce, William D., (ed. Sermon or lecture upon the glory of God in creation and providence. O Lord, our Lord. 4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), Ross, Allen P., A Commentary on the Psalms, 1-41, Vol. 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. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 8:1-2 1 O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! “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. Don’t forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Second, this psalm is the only hymn in the Psalter spoken entirely to God. The universal revelation of God in nature and its excellency. That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. 9 Yahweh, our Lord, Gideon and his little band of soldiers to defeat the Midianite army. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. You have set your r glory above the heavens. Third paragraph 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. We feel withdrawn from the earth, and rise in lofty abstraction from this little theatre of human passions and human anxieties. ; and Briggs, Charles A., The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1906, 2004), Doniach, N.S. How excellent is thy name! 2. "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 . Again, Psalms 8:4 , "What is man, and the son of man?" When wandering among the Alps, we felt that the Lord was infinitely greater than all his grandest works, and under that feeling we roughly wrote these few lines: --. Psalms 8:1 Context. 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. To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. 1 Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth, A Psalm of David.It indicates the audience of the psalm (the Chief Musician), the author of the psalm (of David) and the sound of the psalm (the instrument of Gath). Poole, in his annotations, has well said, "It is a great question among interpreters, whether this Psalm speaks of man in general, and of the honour which God puts upon him in his creation; or only of the man Christ Jesus." 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. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. No, my brethren, it was too great a vassalage for Adam to have the creatures thus bow to him. Now in Psalms 8:1-9 , you find there Adam's world, the type of a world to come; he was the first Adam, and had a world, so the second Adam hath a world also appointed for him; there is his oxen and his sheep, and the fowls of the air, whereby are meant other things, devils perhaps, and wicked men, the prince of the air; as by the heavens there; the angels, or the apostles, that were preachers of the gospel. “that you care for (Hebrew: paqad) him?” (v. 4b).  The verb paqad (care for) means to pay attention or visit or search out.  Regardless of which meaning we assign to paqad in this verse, Yahweh takes the initiative to interact with humans.  The only explanation for his proactive stance toward humans is that he cares for us––loves us––acts as a loving parent would act:  Guiding, nurturing, rewarding, punishing––always helping us to be all that we can be. you have established a stronghold(D)against your enemies, to silence the foe(E)and the avenger. 1  (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2012), Waltner, James H., Believers Church Bible Commentary: Psalms (Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 2006), Baker, Warren (ed. Salem Media Group. A Psalm by David. Secondly, he addeth, "That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger;" the devil that is, for he shewed himself the enemy there, to be a manslayer from the beginning. Read full chapter. He is ours, for he made us, protects us, and takes special care of us. 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. 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. F3. Words really can’t do it justice. The mirror of the creatures has no space To bear the image of the Infinite. 21:16 These envious men called the attention of Jesus to the cries of the children as if to suggest that he stop the disturbance, but in reality as an expression of their displeasure caused by their envy. whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, Why? (General Editor), New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, 5 vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997). Psalm 8 is a psalmic interpretation of creation, comparable to Genesis 1-2 and Job 38-41. Title. ), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, 5 vol. who hast set thy glory above the heavens." The noun ‘enos (man) means human rather than male.  As used here, it suggests insignificance (see also Job 7:17). Hebrews 2:5 . The noun hadar means glory or majesty, and is often used to describe God (1 Chronicles 16:27; Psalm 29:4; 96:6; 145:5; Isaiah 2:10).  It is also used to describe the glory of kings (Psalm 21:5; 45:3). David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your sple… The miracles of his power await us on all sides. This psalm is simply titled A Psalm of David. The very name of Jehovah is excellent, what must his person be. ), which the WEB has updated. [3] ), 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. Borrow the wings of the morning and fly to the uttermost parts of the sea, but God is there. against the LORD and against his anointed one: * b. Everywhere, and in every place, God dwells and is manifestly at work. Psalm 15 Commentary; Psalm 16 Commentary. His incarnation, birth, humble and obscure life, preaching, miracles, passion, death, resurrection, and ascension, are celebrated through the whole world. 5 For you have made him a little lower than God, 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. Verse 1. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. In these examples, the stewards exercised great power, but were answerable to the landlord or the Pharaoh and were expected to manage wisely.  Likewise, Yahweh has appointed us to exercise dominion over the created order, but along with the privilege comes responsibility for wise and caring management. 19 (Dallas: Word Books, 1983), DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy; Jacobson, Rolf A.; Tanner, Beth Laneel, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament:  The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids:  Wm. 3-4).  The point of these verses is the contrast between the majesty of the God-created heavens with the ordinariness of God-created humans. Yahweh’s name is majestic/glorious both in earth and above the heavens.  The earth reveals his majesty in the seas and mountains, the trees and flowers, the flora and fauna, which he created.  The heavens reveal his glory in the sun, moon and stars, which he also created. 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. "We see not," saith he, "all things subject unto him." Adam Clarke. 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. We may then consider this interesting composition as a prophetic anticipation of the kingdom of Christ, to be established in glory and honour in the "world to come," the habitable world. The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Series ) for Sunday, October 3, 2010 , is from Psalm 8:1-9. 8:1): Concerning a nation [Edom] that is destined to be trodden like a winepress, as it is written (in Isaiah 63:3): “A winepress I trod alone.” However, the contents of the psalm do not indicate it. and princes plot together. PSALM 8 OVERVIEW. 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. 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. His religion, the gifts and graces of his Spirit, his people -- Christians, his gospel, and the preachers of it, are everywhere spoken of. and crowned him with glory and honor. how awesome is your name through all the earth! Thy glory above the heavens. 8) Psalm 11:7 “For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.” 9) God’s righteous judgments provide so much for us; we ought to commit to praising Him for it. 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. How excellent, etc. Psalm 8:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 8 O Lord , our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! O Jehovah our Lord! You have put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and cattle, Now, consider but the scope of the Psalm, as the apostle quoteth it to prove the world to come. There were no babes in the time of Adam's innocency, he fell before there were any. And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. 1 Why do the nations protest. Don’t forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. God would use man to still him; alas! (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. 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. The birth, life, preaching, miracles, suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus are known through the world. Ps. We are not clear upon the meaning of the word Gittith. 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. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! Psalm 8:1-4. who has set your glory above the heavens! 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. PSALM 8:1-2. Etc. That moon, and these stars, what are they? who hast set thy glory above the heavens. God often chooses unlikely candidates to further his purposes.  He chose: “Allow the little children to come to me! I remember Ribera urges that. Ps. 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. Verse 1. The World English Bible is based on the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Bible, the Biblia Hebraica Stutgartensa Old Testament, and the Greek Majority Text New Testament. We do not see him, saith he, that is, the nature of man in general considered. Now, consider but the scope of the Psalm, as the apostle quotes it to prove the world to come. 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. 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. [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. Personal appropriation of the Lord as ours. PSALMS RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; 4 what is man, that you think of him? Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Psalm 90 INTRODUCTION: Psalm 90 is the first psalm in Book IV of the psalms (Psalms 90-106). The verb kun (ordained) means to establish or prepare.  God established the heavens, which the psalmist identifies as “the work of your fingers,” but when reading these verses we should not lose sight of the fact that God also created humans, who are also the work of his fingers.  Verse 5-8 will make the significance of that clear. Psalms 8:1-9 KJV To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. 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, … Five Questions for Discussion follow the Bible Lesson Commentary . The incomprehensible and infinite glory of God. 2 O LORD, our Lord,. 7-8).  This is not a comprehensive list, but simply serves to illustrate the kinds of responsibilities that God has delegated to humans.  Animals, birds, and sea creatures constitute only a small portion of our portfolio.  We are also responsible for trees and flowers––for things that exist in the skies above and the soil beneath our feet. But they are thus to Jesus Christ, angels and all; they are all under his feet, he is far above them. and whatever passes through the paths of the seas. 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. I will sing of your majesty above the heavens. to silence enemy and avenger. Depths unfathomed are too shallow to express The wisdom and the knowledge of the Lord. Why? All the Psalms to which this term is prefixed [Psalm 8:1; Psalm 81:1; Psalm 84:1] are of such a character. Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. 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. 2 s Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established t strength because of your foes, to still u the enemy and the avenger. “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. 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. The vintage closed the civil year of the Jews, and this Psalm directs us to the latter day glory, when the Lord shall be King over all the earth, having subdued all his enemies. Read Psalm 8:2 commentary using The Treasury of David. Little Israel rather than mighty Egypt or Rome. On the instrument of Gath. 1 For the leader; “upon the gittith.” * A psalm of David. Space is too narrow for the Eternal's rest, And time too short a footstool for his throne. Most certainly I tell you, 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. First, it was not meant of man in innocency properly and principally. 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