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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalms 8

 

 


Introduction
1God's glory is magnified by his works, and by his love to man.

Verse 1
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
(Title
&) Gittith.
81:1; 84:1; *titles
our
9; 63:1; 145:1; Isaiah 26:13; Matthew 22:45; John 20:28; Philippians 2:11; 3:8; Revelation 19:6
how
72:17-19; 113:2-4; 148:13; Exodus 15:11; 34:5-7; Deuteronomy 28:58; Song of Solomon 5:16
thy
36:5; 57:10,11; 68:4; 108:4,5; 1 Kings 8:27; Habakkuk 3:3; Ephesians 4:10; Philippians 2:9,10; Hebrews 7:26

Verse 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.
Out
Matthew 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; 1 Corinthians 1:27
ordained
Heb. founded. strength.
84:5-7; Isaiah 40:31; Amos 5:9; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10
still
4:4; 46:10; Exodus 11:7; 15:16; Joshua 2:9-11; 1 Samuel 2:9; Isaiah 37:20-29,36-38; Habakkuk 2:20
the enemy
44:16

Verse 3
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
When
19:1; 111:2; Job 22:12; 36:24; Romans 1:20
work
33:6; Genesis 1:1; Exodus 8:19; 31:18; Luke 11:20
moon
104:19; 136:7-9; 148:3; Genesis 1:16-18; Deuteronomy 4:19; Job 25:3,5

Verse 4
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
What
144:3; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Job 7:17; 25:6; Isaiah 40:17; Hebrews 2:6-9
son
4:2; 80:17; 146:3; Isaiah 51:12; Ezekiel 8:15; Matthew 8:20
visitest
106:4; Genesis 21:1; Exodus 4:31; Luke 1:68; 19:44; 1 Peter 2:12

Verse 5
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
thou
103:20; Genesis 1:26,27; 2:7; 2 Samuel 14:29; Job 4:18-20; Philippians 2:7,8; Hebrews 2:7,9,16
hast
21:3-5; 45:1-3,6; John 13:31,32; Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 2:9; 1 Peter 1:20,21

Verse 6
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
madest
Genesis 1:26,28; 9:2; Matthew 28:18; Hebrews 1:2
put
110:1; 1 Corinthians 15:24-27; Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 2:8; 1 Peter 3:22

Verse 7
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
Heb
Flocks and oxen, all of them.
Genesis 2:20

Verse 8
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
The fowl
148:10; Genesis 1:20-25; Job 38:39-41; 39:1-30; 40:15-24; 41:1-34

Verse 9
O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
1; 104:24; Deuteronomy 33:26; Job 11:7

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 8:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-8.html.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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