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A Psalm by David. 3 with the mouths of babes a and infants.. You have established a bulwark * against your foes,. ), 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. It must be meant of another therefore, one that is able to still this enemy and avenger. 8:1,2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. 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. Little Israel rather than mighty Egypt or Rome. no words can express that excellency; and therefore it is left as a note of exclamation. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! 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. 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. whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, 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. of The mind abandons itself to reverie, and is transferred in the ecstasy of its thought to distant and unexplored regions. To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. You have put all things under his feet: 7 All sheep and cattle, Psalms 8:1 Context. Commentary on Psalms - Volume 1 by John Calvin. 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 ). he overcame Adam presently. 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. a 2 Kings on earth rise up. The whole creation is full of his glory and radiant with the excellency of his power; his goodness and his wisdom are manifested on every hand. 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 . (C) 2 Through the praise of children and infants. Unable to express the glory of God, the Psalmist utters a note of exclamation. Psalm 8:1; Psalm 8:2–9. TEXT: Psalm 8:1-9. The noun ‘enos (man) means human rather than male.  As used here, it suggests insignificance (see also Job 7:17). 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.”. Others, tracing the Hebrew to its root, conceive it to mean a song for the winepress, a joyful hymn for the treaders of grapes. Parkhurst, Jr. Psalm 8 is a psalmic interpretation of creation, comparable to Genesis 1-2 and Job 38-41. How Majestic Is Your Name ... 8 O L ord, our Lord, how majestic is your q name in all the earth! Whole Psalm. 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." I will keep thy statutes, v. 8. His religion, the gifts and graces of his Spirit, his people -- Christians, his gospel, and the preachers of it, are everywhere spoken of. John Calvin - Psalm 8:1-2 Commentary - January 11th - YouTube No, my brethren, it was too great a vassalage for Adam to have the creatures thus bow to him. 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. Ps.  (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006-2009), VanGemeren, Willem A. As Paul says, he hath "ascended up far above all heavens." “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; (Hebrew: kun) what is man (Hebrew: ‘enos), that you think of him?  What is the son of man (Hebrew: ben ‘adam), that you care for (Hebrew: paqad) him?” (vv. The universal revelation of God in nature and its excellency. How then can I declare him? "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." 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. Five Questions for Discussion follow the Bible Lesson Commentary . The first and last verses are a sweet song of admiration, in which the excellence of the name of God is extolled. Don’t forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 2. Because in the first verse he saith, "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength." The title of this psalm reads, To the Chief Musician. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. against the LORD and against his anointed one: * b. David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your sple… PSALM 8 * Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. This psalm is simply titled A Psalm of David. God would use man to still him; alas! 1 A Psalm of David. On the instrument of Gath. 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. Study the bible online using commentary on Psalm 8:2 and more! “On an instrument of Gath” (Hebrew: gittit). 3 “Let us break their shackles. 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. 2. 1 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name(A)in all the earth! Matthew 21:16 . Title. What is the son of man, that you care for him? 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. Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. There is no place where God is not. 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. We are not clear upon the meaning of the word Gittith. 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." First, it was not meant of man in innocency properly and principally. 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. “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. Above the heavens. 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. “You make him ruler (Hebrew: masal) over the works of your hands. 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. Words really can’t do it justice. We see not yet all things put under his feet, but we are sure that the Word of God shall be fulfilled, and every enemy, Satan, death, and hell, shall be for ever subdued and destroyed, and creation itself delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. You have set your r glory above the heavens. and cast off their chains from us!” c 4 The one enthroned in heaven laughs;. Division. Gittith, was probably a musical instrument used at their rejoicings after the vintage. 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. 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). Gideon and his little band of soldiers to defeat the Midianite army. The ancient Jewish interpreters so understood this Psalm, and apply it to the mystic vintage. “Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (v. 9).  The psalm ends as it began––rhapsodizing about the name of Yahweh––declaring its majesty––noting that, though Yahweh is the God of the little nation of Israel, his reputation and majesty permeate the entire earth. 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. 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. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. “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. Psalm 8 – The Glory of God in Creation. The quotation Jesus made is in Psalm 8:2, and in both places the words babes and suck-lings have about the same meaning. 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. 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. 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). 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. The miracles of his power await us on all sides. Why? Third paragraph 4. and whatever passes through the paths of the seas. There were no babes in the time of Adam's innocency, he fell before there were any. Adam Clarke. The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. 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, … It is true the Lord hath fairly writ his name, And set his seal upon creation's brow. 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). That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. whoever will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child, All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. Thomas Goodwin. 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. We are not clear upon the meaning of the word Gittith. because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger. “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. 1) Not only do we enjoy the benefits of God’s instruction, but by keeping it we can be righteous as well. Indeed, the psalm proclaims that humans are God’s agents on earth. All the Psalms to which this term is prefixed [Psalm 8:1; Psalm 81:1; Psalm 84:1] are of such a character. The solid fabric of the universe leans upon his eternal arm. Personal appropriation of the Lord as ours. Acts 8:1-3. 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. 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. the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; 4 what is man, that you think of him? 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." (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. Isaiah 63:1-6 Revelation 19:18-20 . “Allow the little children to come to me! Everywhere, and in every place, God dwells and is manifestly at work. yes, and the animals of the field. How bright this glory shines even in this lower world! O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! The snow crowned summits fail to set Him forth, Who dwelleth in Eternity, and bears Alone, the name of High and Lofty One. Don’t forbid them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. All rights reserved. Sermon or lecture upon the glory of God in creation and providence. 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. 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. Thy glory above the heavens. Earth's ponderous wheels would break, her axles snap, If freighted with the load of Deity. "To the Chief Musician upon Gittith, a Psalm of David." 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. to silence enemy and avenger. Traverse the silent valleys where the rocks enclose you on either side, rising like the battlements of heaven till you can see but a strip of the blue sky far overhead; you may be the only traveller who has passed through that glen; the bird may start up affrighted, and the moss may tremble beneath the first tread of human foot; but God is there in a thousand wonders, upholding yon rocky barriers, filling the flowercups with their perfume, and refreshing the lonely pines with the breath of his mouth. How excellent is thy name! The Psalmist gives vent to his admiration of God‘s manifested perfections, by celebrating His condescending and beneficent providence to man as evinced by the position of the race, as originally created and assigned a dominion over the works of His hands. 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! 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. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Langua ge) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. 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). (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. Psalm 16 2 Commentary; Psalm 16 11 Meaning; Psalm 17 Commentary. The incomprehensible and infinite glory of God. HOW MAJESTIC IS YOUR NAME. ), The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, 5 vol. The very name of Jehovah is excellent, what must his person be. 8 O L ord, our Lord, how majestic is your q name in all the earth! Dr. Chalmers says, "There is much in the scenery of a nocturnal sky; to lift the soul to pious contemplation. ; and Briggs, Charles A., The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1906, 2004), Doniach, N.S. How illustrious is the name of Jesus throughout the world! 2 From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, Title. the Lord derides them, d 5 Then he speaks to them in his anger, and princes plot together. The birth, life, preaching, miracles, suffering, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus are known through the world. 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. 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. [3] In this psalm David speaks of the glory of God, and how the glory of man and his destiny reflect upon God. 6 You make him ruler over the works of your hands. The intermediate verses are made up of holy wonder at the Lord's greatness in creation, and at his condescension towards man. And with this his glory above the heavens is connected, his sending forth his name upon earth through his Holy Spirit. Psalm 8:1-4. 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. Second paragraph 3. PSALM 2 * A Psalm for a Royal Coronation. Commentary on Psalm 8:1,2. he will in no way enter into it.” (10:14-15). 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. SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS are from the World English Bible (WEB), a public domain (no copyright) modern English translation of the Holy Bible. More specifically, it is a panegyric on human excellence (Psalm 8:4-6) couched within a pious frame (8:1a, 9). Amen. And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. Second, this psalm is the only hymn in the Psalter spoken entirely to God. 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. 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. 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