Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Psalm 8 (NLT)

1 O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
  Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
  to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
  and all who oppose you.

3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—

  the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
  human beings that you should care for them?*
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God*
  and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
  putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
  and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
  and everything that swims the ocean currents.

9 O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

Psalm 8 (The Message)

God, brilliant Lord,
    yours is a household name.

2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;

    toddlers shout the songs

That drown out enemy talk,

    and silence atheist babble.

3-4 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,

    your handmade sky-jewelry,

Moon and stars mounted in their settings.

    Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,

Why do you bother with us?

    Why take a second look our way?

5-8 Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,

    bright with Eden’s dawn light.

You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,

    repeated to us your Genesis-charge,

Made us lords of sheep and cattle,

    even animals out in the wild,

Birds flying and fish swimming,

    whales singing in the ocean deeps.

9 God, brilliant Lord,

    your name echoes around the world.

Psalm 8 (The Voice)

1 O Eternal, our Lord,

    Your majestic name is heard throughout the earth;
Your magnificent glory shines far above the skies.
2 From the mouths and souls of infants and toddlers, the most innocent,
    You have decreed power to stop Your adversaries
    and quash those who seek revenge.

3 When I gaze to the skies and meditate on Your creation—

    on the moon, stars, and all You have made,

4 I can’t help but wonder why You care about mortals—

    sons and daughters of men—

    specks of dust floating about the cosmos.

5 But You placed the son of man just beneath God

    and honored him like royalty, crowning him with glory and honor.

6 You ordained him to govern the works of Your hands,

    to nurture the offspring of Your divine imagination;

    You placed everything on earth beneath his feet:

7 All kinds of domesticated animals,

    even the wild animals in the fields and forests,

8 The birds of the sky and the fish of the sea,

    all the multitudes of living things that travel the currents of the oceans.

9 O Eternal, our Lord,

    Your majestic name is heard throughout the earth.

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