Attention! has pledged to build one church a year in Uganda. Help us double that pledge and support pastors in the heart of Africa.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Psalms 8

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 22:41-40.22.46 He is seen as Son of man Psalms 8:4-19.8.6 who, "made for a little while lower than the angels, " is to have dominion over the redeemed creation Hebrews 2:6-58.2.11. 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 2:6-58.2.11 in connection with Psa. 8., and Romans 8:17-45.8.21 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- :") .

Copyright Statement
These files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library.
Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 8". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.