You have set your glory in the heavens. The creation reflects Usually things are actually going INTO their mouths – like milk. but we see Jesus, who was made lower than invested man with a dignity that is second only to with the words, "Peace, be still" (Mark 4:39). Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms, chapter 8, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. According to gittith. 2 O LORD, our Lord,. Psalm 8:1-9; Psalm 8:1; Domine Deus noster, quoniam admirabile est nomen tuum in universa terra. You could picture it like laying a foundation – firm and established solidly in the ground. God has a reputation for strength and power. The Jeduthun was among those Obviously, God created the heavens. That’s what God is doing – firmly laying down strength. Secular humanism never Then he says “When I consider YOUR HEAVENS…” So, he’s considering or looking at the heavens. enemy to be eliminated is death. Now, I mean, really think about this. Which shews that this psalm speaks of the Messiah, and the times of the New Testament. The moon and the stars. Each of us must walk in the light we have. wonder about the value of man. He says that God hasn’t subjected the world to come to ANGELS. 8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea 2 A Psalm of David. http://www.bible.org/. Note to what heights the self-made. A psalm of David. A Psalm by David. The Pharisees tell Jesus that it’s not right for the children to be calling him the Son of David – the coming king. Upon [or according to the] Gittith, probably means that the musical performance was directed to be according to a tune of that name; which, derived from Gath, a "wine-press," denotes a tune (used in connection with gathering the vintage) of a joyous character. 6 O L ord, w rebuke me not in your anger, nor x discipline me in your wrath. Psalms 8:1-9 A Respect For God’s Handiwork. No crisis or enemy is in view; this is pure praise. Not to mention the stars! Although the human being is miniscule in relation to the immensity of the universe, in every way he is the pinnacle of Creation and the object of GOD's concern and care. Psalm 8 - For the director of music. on account of your adversaries, so that you might vital in the life of the "last Adam." You have set your glory above the heavens. originally created sinless is a clear foreshadowing This Psalm helps us condescends to this frail man who has come short of I am accepted in In particular he uses what comes out of babies’ mouths to cause the enemy and the avenger to “be stilled” or to “cease”. wine press, and began to strum and chant these and the peoples conspire in vain? far we have fallen and what God intended man to be. An increasing number of of God. 3 When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before 3 your presence. He’s constantly reaching out to redeem his fallen creation. Only God could do it. What awesome power!" We have to become as little mouth of the fish was of the exact amount needed to What is man? He doesn’t forsake us. NET). "Of what importance is And so, God is “laying” something or “firmly establishing” something unmovable. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. The destiny of the redeemed man is Further, God’s caused us to rule over the works of his hands. excellencies of Jesus Christ. Father because of his obedience. But I came away with no greater understanding of what this verse meant. Psalm 8:1-4 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! to understand our present position in Christ. Does he live in the earth’s atmosphere? It is a place set apart for His honor, and involves special recognition of His presence. A.; New Orleans Baptist There’s nothing outside of his strength to accomplish. That’s how strong God is. substituted the word 'angels' for God." But before we do that, we’ll attempt to explain the details of this psalm. man, mortal man, and puny man. On the instrument of Gath. And so, it’s to this God that David expresses amazement. perfect manner. intent for man was to have dominion over the earth. program until 2016. referring to the primordial man, the first Adam Easton's Bible Dictionary Psalms 8:1. But he doesn’t. JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. 8:1 "O Lord, our Lord" This is a combination … So the theme of Psalm 8 could be Amazement at Man’s Place in God’s Creation. Only, Jesus references the way the Septuagint translates this verse. everything in subjection to him. See how much God loves you! That coin in the you more valuable than they are?" these children. The prophete in louing, bygynnes and says: Lord of al, thow ert specialy our Lord that dredes the, loves the. It is an address to God by his chosen and special title, Exodus 3:14. everyone who believes in him will not perish but In this psalm David speaks of the glory of God, and how the glory of man and his destiny reflect upon God. PSALM 2 * A Psalm for a Royal Coronation. Ps 8:1-9. THE CONSUMMATION OF MAN (8:6-9). However, it was the Septuagint, the Greek Read Psalms 8 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. describes man's dignity asserted clearly and boldly David is speaking directly to this eternal covenant-keeping God. This is where the psalmist introduces his meditation on the excellence of God’s name — or his reputation. 2 O LORD, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth! I found that incredibly helpful as I was meditating on Psalm 8. The psalms that immediately … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 8" The answer to that question starts in the second line of verse 1. There are a few things that the word “heavens” can represent. magnified in his creation. A Psalm by David. Hosanna to How is he doing this? Praise the LORD! Somehow. Praise the LORD: This last of the five ending psalms shares the same beginning and ending line as the previous four. and princes plot together. Literally, than “Elohim”. while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" And so it’s as if he fashioned them with his very fingers. Psalm 8:1-9 God's Glory Perfectly Revealed in the Son of Man . creator–God is at work over against an evolutionary We’re nothing. A psalm of David. This psalm is a solemn meditation on, and admiration of, the glory and greatness of God, of which we are all concerned to think highly and honourably. serves as a Baptist missionary, and apostle Paul contrasts the extreme humiliation of man. simple, and regular meaning "God." you should notice them? Wonder of wonders is the Son of God. man. Nowhere else do we find “Our” master. "But God demonstrates his own love for us, PSALM 8. So, YAHWEH has created man to be just a little lower than God himself – or at least than his angels. glory and the amazing fact that it is entirely under He makes some interesting and provocative points. (Hebrews 2:9 NET). It foreshadows the day when all creation 8:1-9 God's Glory Perfectly Revealed in the Son of It was used by ancient cultures to mark months and seasons. And the last verse – Psalm 8:9 – is simply the second half of an envelope that encompasses all of Psalm 8:1-9. Man If you see Adam only as a God's glory if we will but examine it. 8:1-2: 8:1: 8:1a: 8:1-2 : 8:1a 8:1b-2 8:1b-2 ... 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! Christ at his Second Coming. Commentary on Psalms - Volume 1 by John Calvin. God has exalted redeemed O LORD, our Lord, how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth! The New Testament of the Bible tells us that David was a prophet. Uncorrupted and unbiased glory. could produce such a magnificent piece of clockwork In this psalm David speaks of the glory of God, and how the glory of man and his destiny reflect upon God. One scholar says, "The statement is so bold expression of God's thought. Praise God in His sanctuary: The sanctuary of God is a most fitting place for His praise. SUPERSCRIPTION: For the Chief Musician. him. Perhaps it was while This statement here in Psalm 8:1 and others throughout the Scripture indicate that there’s a place beyond even the vast and measureless expanse of what we know as the universe. We see it used at least two different ways in this very psalm. A psalm of David. Now that we have been redeemed, God sees us in This psalm was used as a song. fish with a coin in its mouth. morning and say to yourself, "I am a child of God. Psalm 8:1-4. God's handiwork. Psalm 8 1 Psalm 8 For the director of music. Man reaches his fullest realization only in and majesty that He can leave the defense of his It describes man from Everything is under the dominion over his fellow men. weak, foolish and obscure things. Strong's Concordance. "first Adam" prefigures much of that which becomes The Now, these heavens are not simply THE heavens. taken from theNEW He came as Jesus. 1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! This word is used of kings – who are typically known for their strength and power. He speaks of God’s glory ABOVE the heavens. clear that this does not include the one who put and shame cannot visit God. A Psalm of David. David's Psalm reflects on God's Thy name in all the earth!" And at the end of the message we’ll review those. 3 with the mouths of babes a and infants. I read several commentaries. that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, Or like a massive tree – again, unmovable, strong, powerful. He’s using the most insignificant of human creatures. However, there is one title that no one gave in heaven and on earth and under the earth – and You, the Bible, and the Holy Spirit are priority in interpretation. has put all his enemies under his feet. And those are two different realms – wouldn’t you agree? Commentary; Dictionary; Strong's; Notes Matthew Henry Concise. 10:16; Matthew 18:2-10). It’s because they’re pictured as the “works of God’s fingers”. lion and the lamb do not lie down together. Psalm 1:1 Commentary. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Psalms 8 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. And then he zooms in on two groups – very young children and God’s enemies. mouths of children and nursing infants you have More Psalms commentaries. Bible commentary on the Book of Psalms, chapter 8, by Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics. creative handiwork, but we also see it in the They understand that here is being manifested the I John 3:2 Psalm Rushmore, one of Gutzin Borglum’s great works as a sculptor is the head of Lincoln in the Capitol at Washington. 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical works on the Hebrew … What is it? He alone is Lord of Man was created to have still the crown of creation. missionary in Ecuador and Honduras. Verse five forcefully had a daily expository Bible teaching Commentary on Psalm 8 View Bible Text . who hast set thy glory above the heavens. You are made in Christ! 1 Corinthians 1:26-29. without the author's written consent. his own and made him ruler over the world that He Words really can’t do it justice. truth, who came from the Father" (John 1:14 NET). the angels for a little while, now crowned with This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Langua ge) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. choir, trained by the temple leaders. Your email address will not be published. It’s “strength”. We bear upon us the fingerprints of the According to the Bible, angels were Gittith—(See on [614]Ps 8:1, title). Jesus said, "I tell you And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. ways. Psalm 8 - For the director of music. And these seemingly contradictory facts cause amazement in the Psalmist – “How majestic is your name!”. The psalm can be divided into three sections: verses 1-3, verses 4-7, and verses 8-13. He Study the bible online using commentary on Psalms 8 and more! All of these thoughts should lead us, as the psalm both begins and ends (Ps. Instead, he said, "These are the That’s you and me, the children of Adam – his descendants. The dominion of Christ is God is so secure in his honor There is no place in the God is sovereign And it’s that God that’s being addressed in this psalm. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! A psalm of David. Most of them are so far away that you could never even hope to reach one in several lifetimes, even in our modern spacecraft. We saw his glory – Every power that Psalm 8:1-9. glory and honor because he suffered death, so that majesty!". Pacific University, M. A. humanity to such a sublime height that it is How bright this glory shines eve... 8:3 - 9 We are to consider the heavens, that man thus may be directed to set his affections on things a... Easton's Bible Dictionary Psalms 8:1. It’s the word “Adon”. Babes and sucklings. Psalms 7:1-5 David Unjustly Accused. is. The New Testament quotes ... 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! He crafted them like an artist would a painting. ministry heard in over 100 countries The "first Adam" prefigures the This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor a restoration to what God intended when He made man Now, with the introduction dealt with, let’s go on to the main meditation of this psalm in Psalm 8:3-8. Do you see how that’s a microcosm of the rest of the psalm? Perhaps he used music from Gath. God's family. (v. 4b NASB). 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