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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 8

Scofield's Reference NotesScofield's Notes

Verse 1

1 Gittith= "winepress," and so, of the harvest, in the sense of judgment Isaiah 63:3; Revelation 19:15; Psalms 7:1; Psalms 7:1 to which the title of Psalms 8:0. properly belongs, is a Psalm of judgment.

Verse 5

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels

In Psalms 2:0. Christ was presented as Jehovah's Son and King, rejected and crucified but yet to reign in Zion. In Psa 8., while His deity is fully recognized (Psalms 8:1), Psalms 110:0 with Matthew 22:41-46 He is seen as Son of man Psalms 8:4-6 who, "made for a little while lower than the angels, " is to have dominion over the redeemed creation Hebrews 2:6-11. The authority here is racial and Adamic, rather than purely divine as in Psa 2., or Davidic as in Psalms 89:0. That which the first man lost, the second man and "last Adam" more than regained. Hebrews 2:6-11 in connection with Psa. 8., and Romans 8:17-21 show that the "many sons" whom He is bringing to glory, are joint heirs with Him in both the royal right of Psalms 2:0. and the human right of Hebrews 2:0. See Psa. 16., next in order of the Messianic Psalms.

angel (See Scofield "Hebrews 2:0- :") .

Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 8". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/psalms-8.html. 1917.
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