Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
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What should I learn from this chapter?
- Psalm 8: is literally “God” “Elohim” and not angels. It is Jewish tradition to translate this verse as “angels”.
- Fingers of God
The Glory of the Lord in Creation
To the Chief Musician. (Heb. Al Gittith) On the instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David.
Psalm 8:1 O Lord, our Lord,
How excellent is Your name in all the earth,
Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
God’s glory is set above the heavens called the highest of heavens.
Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have ordained (established) strength,
- @Prophecy Fulfillment Alert: Matt 21:16 (The mouths of babes perfect His praise) (Old Testament prophecy fulfilled by Jesus)
Because of Your enemies,
That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
- The fingers of God is the Holy Spirit. Jesus wrote in the dirt with His fingers (John 8:6, Jeremiah 17:13). The Ten Commandments were written in stone by the fingers of God (Exodus 31:18). The fingers of God wrote on the wall in Belshazzar’s Palace (Daniel 5:5). Jesus cast out demons by the finger of God (Luke 11:20)
Psalm 8:4 What is man (anas H605: root: sick, mortal) that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man (Son of Adam) that You visit (give attention to or care for) him?
Psalm 8:5 For You have made Him a little lower than Elohim, God
And You have crowned him with glory and honor.
- @Prophecy Fulfillment Alert: Heb 2:5-9 (His humiliation and exaltation) (Old Testament prophecy fulfilled by Jesus)