His glory set above the heavens B. 2000. Thus the hymn appropriately lent itself to the use of the congregation in public worship, though it does not follow that this was the object of its composition. note, Psalms 5:11, "thy name") - namely, in "the heavens," which "declare the glory of God" (Psalms 19:1) to men, "in all the earth" (cf. You have set your glory above the heavens. and have not let my foes t rejoice over me. One of the dominant messages of the Scriptures is that the Lord God is sovereign over his creation. So in Psalms 110:1, 'Yahweh said unto my Lord.' God tells Job of his own great works (the elephant and whale especially), and thereby brings him to a right temper. But if the dedication of it be (as hath been before observed, Ps 4.) Learn more. shone out, and appeared gloriously to Gentiles as well as Jews. Whether גתית, Gittith, signifies a musical instrument or some particular tune, or the beginning of some famous and well-known song, I do not take upon me to determine. And this glory of God is most eminent in the gospel and the work of redemption. all the earth. Rhet. ык Его святое имя? Whether men perceive and respond to it or not, thy name is excellent. .—The. Psalm 7:17) is high above all creation; He is much greater than anything He has made. Oh! all the divine perfections; so called ( Psalms 63:2 ) ( Proud member Yet St. Jerome and Pagnin agree with them; (Haydock) and that sense seems as plausible as any other. Psalms 8:2. Oh! David extolleth the majesty, power, and providence of God in the world, Psalms 8:1-3; and his love and kindness to mankind, Psalms 8:4,5, in giving him power over the earth, Psalms 8:6,7, the air, and the sea, Psalms 8:8,9. The light of it shines in men’s faces everywhere, Romans 1:20; if they shut their eyes against it, that is their fault. 26., and Hebrews ii. This exclamation of David implies, that when all the faculties of the human mind are exerted to the utmost in meditation on this subject, (130) they yet come far short of it. These are sufficient considerations to interest our hearts, as we enter upon the perusal of this most blessed Psalm. Under the spirit of prophecy, and with an eye to Christ, the sacred writer of it expresseth his astonishment at the incarnation of Jesus, and then soars in the loftiest strains of adoration and joy at his wonderful glory. He addressed God as LORD (Yahweh, the covenant keeping God of Israel) our Lord (Adonai, the sovereign over all His creation including His people). HIS POWER OVER ENEMIES (2) 1. If we read this verse according to the authority we have to read it, where the word Lord, when translated in capitals, means Jehovah, and where the same word Lord, in smaller letters, means Adonai, then it will be beautiful indeed for then the expression carries with it the Lord Jehovah as beheld in a covenant way in Christ. O Lord our Lord, &c.] The scope of this whole psalm is, to set us a wondering at and magnifying the majesty and magnificence of the Almighty; together with his inexpressible goodness to mankind; 1. (Compare the quotations of it in Matthew 21:16; Hebrews 2:6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:27.). It must be determined by the parallelism, and by the fact that the poet, in Psalms 8:4, merely expands the thought he had before expressed. Compare Psalms 5:11. the earth: i.e. I will sing of your majesty above the heavens. All rights reserved. 147:19 Psalms It ought rather to be referred to the works and properties by which he is known, than to his essence. David, therefore, when reflecting on the incomprehensible goodness which God has been graciously pleased to bestow on the human race, and feeling all his thoughts and senses swallowed up, and overwhelmed in the contemplation, exclaims that it is a subject worthy of admiration, because it cannot be set forth in words. Occasionally you may see a shooting star darting across the heav… See note on verses: Psalms 8:4, Psalms 8:6. BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD: The Holy Bible: King James Version. David, therefore, says that the earth is full of the wonderful glory of God, so that the fame or renown thereof not only reaches to the heavens, but ascends far above them. (Calmet) Gothuth. 20., and xv. exaltation the Spirit was poured down upon the apostles, and they The doctrine is against polytheism, which makes the heavenly bodies the abodes of the gods; and the idea is, that the heavens are, to all the earth, the reflection of the divine glory, even though it awakens no echo in millions of hearts. The Gittith was an instrument, or possibly a tune, invented in Gath, whence David brought it after his sojourn there with Achish (1 Samuel 27:2); or else it is derived from gat (Hebrew #1660), a wine-press, being used on occasions of joy, like the vintage. thy glory or praise reacheth to the heavens, and indeed above all the visible heavens, even to the heaven of heavens; where thy throne of glory is established, where the blessed angels celebrate thy praises, where Christ sitteth at thy right hand in glorious majesty, from whence he poureth down excellent gifts upon babes, &c., as it followeth. David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your sp… They actually have “advice” that they want you to follow. Thy name: i.e. It cannot Psalmody definition is - the act, practice, or art of singing psalms in worship. Equal to the New Testament “Our Father.” David speaks not as a private individual, but for the human race. You have set your glory above the heavens. The proposed emendations vary considerably. A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. It is a great question among interpreters, whether this Psalm speak of man in general, and of the honour which God put upon him in his creation; or only of the man Christ Jesus. To the chief Musician upon Gittith] Upon the cittern, or gittern, brought from Gath, saith the Chaldee paraphrast; or, that was used by the sons of Obed Edom, the Gittite, 2 Samuel 6:10; or, that was sung at the wine presses, as the Greek hath it, for a thanksgiving in time of vintage: This last Aben Ezra disliketh, though I see no reason why he should, Vani heroines exponunt de torculari (Aben-Ezra). Thy name, i.e. And His name is all-excelling, majestic over all the earth (compare Psalms 104:1 onwards, where that majesty is clearly revealed), for He is Lord of the whole earth and is its Creator. How excellent is thy name] This David speaketh as one swallowed up with admiration at that Nomen illud Magnificum et Maiestativum, that glory, honour, power, wisdom, goodness, &c., that being invested in God, and manifested in the creature (God’s handywork), should make us both wonder and inquire into God’s excellencies, according to that of Aristotle, to admire and learn at once is a pleasant thing; and sure that which is admirable stirreth up desire to see further into it, το θαυμαστον ετοθυμητον (Arist. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] As David looks on nature, he exclaims that the Lord's name is majestic in all the earth. were sent by Christ with it, into all the world; where it has Salem Media Group. The earth is a small point in comparison to the heavens, and is governed by them, as R. David here noteth. God’s glory is displayed on earth in His name, His real glory is above the heavens. (Berthier) --- St. Augustine applies the expressions to the good and bad in the Church. Reader! comforting and reviving of drooping saints. Title. Thus the splendour, the majesty, the overall excellence of His name is being declared (compare Psalms 148:13). A Psalm of David. (Ferrand.) Admiratio peperit Philosophiam, saith another, Admiration brought forth philosophy: let it breed devotion in us, and a desire to praise God, who hath therefore displayed his excellencies in his works, that we might give him his due glory. The presses. God, as existing in Himself, is nameless. stich; Lat. What does Psalm 8:1 mean? This clause shows that this is said by David prophetically of “Set” is here used in the royal sense, Thou hast, thy majesty above the heavens. In our creation in Adam. Psalms 8:1-2 "O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth, Who hast set thy glory upon the heavens! Those who think that the psalm is so called because it was composed in the city of Gath, give a strained and far-fetched explanation of the matter. The doctrine is against polytheism, which makes the heavenly bodies the abodes of the gods; and the idea is, that the heavens are, to all the earth, the reflection of the divine glory, even though it awakens no echo in millions of hearts. -, Who hast set thy glory above the heavens -, "O Lord, our Lord How Excellent is thy Name in all the Earth.". GOD'S MAJESTY IN CREATION (8:1-2) A. Additional Resources: Another interpretation of Psalm 23 can be found here, “Praying the 23rd Psalm.” Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. * O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! by the "name" of God is not meant any particular name of his, by So what does the author of Hebrews do? * You have established a bulwark * against your foes, to silence enemy and avenger. an especial manner Lord and King of saints; how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! of Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. O Lord our Lord - Hebrew, 'O Yahweh our Lord' [ 'Adoneeynuw (Hebrew #113)]. 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. Here it is YHWH, ‘the One Who is’, ‘the One Who causes to be’, Lord of Being, Lord of Creation. The ancient versions also disagree. 2:12 ) ; but this was true of the first times of the Gospel; Psalm 8 is like one of those ornate bridges. thy fame or glory, as it is explained in the next clause, and as the name commonly signifies, as Genesis 6:4 Ecclesiastes 7:1 Philippians 2:9. Probably only a general sense of the majesty of Him “that is higher than the highest” (Ecclesiastes 5:8), and “whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain” (1 Kings 8:27), occupied the poet’s mind. 81, title; 84, titleGittith.#:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term A Psalm of David. David also confesses that the Lord is the strength of his life. Psalms 8:1. 1. You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” The writer has a thrill of pride as he recognises that YHWH istheirLord, the Lord of His people. I do not approve of the subtle speculations of those who think the name of God means nothing else but God himself. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1 Title: Probably a musical term; Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him? Salmos 63:1 Oh Dios, tú eres mi Dios; te buscaré con afán. 14:9 ) ; shall be fulfilled; who hast set thy glory above the heavens: There is plainly some error in the text since it is ungrammatical. There may be an enigmatical reference to Messiah treading the wine-press (Isaiah 63:3; Revelation 19:15). good things, which display the love, grace, mercy, and kindness To sum up the entire Psalm 23 meaning: God is good. His name was great in Israel, but not in all the O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; Psalm 145:1 David's Psalm of praise. Some interpreters, however, think that a musical instrument brought from Gath is implied; for the Chaldee renders it, "On the harp which David brought from Gath." 3., and Apocalypse xix. The creation reflects his glory because it … Of the other three opinions, of which I have spoken, it is not of much importance which is adopted. How great, how illustrious, how magnificent is the glory of this Being in all the earth! The whole bridge represents the full glory of God. Let these things, however, be as they may, the several scriptures which refer to this Psalm so decidedly explain it upon the principles of the gospel, that the most ordinary reader cannot but be led to observe how much it treats of Jesus and his glories. 13. to Jacob; but as for the Gentiles, they were without them, and Heb. This psalm begins and ends with the same expression of wonder (inclusio) as David reflected on the splendor and magnificence of God as Creator. (Worthington) --- It might be sung during the feast of tabernacles, after the vintage. . The Authorised Version may be retained, since it meets all the requirements of the context, and is etymologically correct; though, grammatically, Ewald’s correction, which also agrees with the Vulg., is preferable, “Thou whose splendour is raised above the heavens.” The precise thought in the poet’s mind has also been the subject of contention. world. Psalms 8:3). This Psalm is pure gospel from beginning to end, for it celebrates the glories of Jesus, as the Monarch of his people, and of heaven and earth. Salmos 8:9 ¡Oh SEÑOR, Señor nuestro, cuán glorioso es tu nombre en toda la tierra! And, agreeably hereto, this triumphal Psalm is thought to have been composed by David upon his victory over Goliath. Lord implies rule, mastership, and ownership. In the second line (Gr. ) . heavens, ( Hebrews 7:26 A messianic psalm of David—He says that babes and children praise the Lord—He asks, What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? This is the first aim of the psalmist, to ascribe praise to YHWH, the One Who is the great and mighty Overlord over His people, the One Whose name and nature is revealed as excellent throughout all the world, by nature if not by man. Psalm 1 1 Meaning: “Counsel” And you know, if that was all there was to these kinds of men, they might not be so difficult to deal with. 1.Our Lord—Equal to the New Testament “Our Father.” David speaks not as a private individual, but for the human race. well be said how glorious it is; it is marvellously excellent; righteousness, and life and salvation by him, the spiritual Jehovah, the one God, who is Lord of all angels and men, and in an especial manner Lord and King of saints; how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! According to this view, אשר, asher, will not be a relative, but will have the meaning of the expletive or exegetic particle even, which we use to explain what has preceded. which he is called; but either himself, his nature and See Isaiah 40:5 Malachi 1:5, &c. Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. how excellent is this. How excellent is thy name — That is, thy glory, as it is explained in the next clause; in all the earth — The works of creation and providence evince and proclaim to all the world that there is an infinite Being, the fountain of all being, power, and perfection; the sovereign Ruler, powerful Protector, and bountiful Benefactor of all creatures. The psalm foretells the recovery by the Second Adam of the dominion over the earth and all nature, forfeited by the tint Adam. (Menochius). Psalms 8:1. . ( Malachi 1 Gittith= "winepress," and so, of the harvest, in the sense of judgment Isaiah 63:3; Revelation 19:15; Psalms 7:1, to which the title of Psalms 8. properly belongs, is a Psalm of judgment. Who hast set . He showed his word, and gave his statutes and ordinances 1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! 16., 1 Corinthians xv. In a clear sky, where the city lights are distant, you will see a cascading panorama of myriads of stars, close enough to almost touch. . Oh! It is natural to appreciate beauty in nature. Today it is like going camping on a high mountain top and sleeping out under the stars on a summer night. 2. See Dr. Hammond's first note upon it. were endowed with girls qualifying them to carry the Gospel into Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Psalm 27 1 Meaning – The LORD is the strength of my life. The principal thing to be attended to is what the psalm itself contains, and what is the design of it. The name of God, as I explain it, is here to be understood of the knowledge of the character and perfections of God, in so far as he makes himself known to us. See Job 40:15-16, &c., {See Trap on "Job 40:15"} {See Trap on "Job 40:16"} The philosophers make Iris, or the rainbow, the daughter of Thaumas, or admiration (Plato); but because that when they knew God, sc. But if we remember what is said in other passages of Scripture, respecting the impossibility of expressing in words the works of God, we will not be surprised that David, by this exclamation, acknowledges himself unequal to the task of recounting them. 1:11 ) ( Zechariah who hast set thy glory above the heavens. powers, became subject to him, and he was made higher than the The elephant is in Chaldee called pil, of a word that signifieth wonderful; because the wonders of God’s glory do so marvellously appear in him. Gospel times; for not in his time, nor in any period under the So Christ is the principal subject of this Psalm, of whom it is interpreted, both by Christ himself, Matthew 21:16, and by his holy apostle, 1 Corinthians 15:27 Hebrews 2:6,7. It relates, however, more eminently to our Blessed Saviour's victorious resurrection from the grave, and his triumphal ascension into heaven, whereby our human nature was exalted above all the creatures in the world. O Lord, our Lord,how majestic is your #Ps. Gospel of the blessed God, and excels the law in glory. Who hath set thy glory above the heavens] Nam in eis robur Dei maxime apparet; for in the heavens (how much more above them) doth the glory of God chiefly appear. Jehovah Himself; "name" being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for His character, person, and attributes. How excellent (glorious) is thy manifestation of thyself (cf. Ver. ; / . Gittith also is supposed to be the name of a tune, or song, or instrument so called, because it was either invented or much used in Gath. (Psalm 8:1 NET). Thy name—The manifestations of Thyself, by which thou art known. This beautiful little volume reminds me of the closeness and intimacy we experience with God through Psalm … and that "in all the earth", being carried by the apostles, who And it was in consequence, and by virtue of this, that the Thy glory or praise reacheth to the heavens, and indeed above all the visible heavens, even to the heaven of heavens; where thy throne of glory is established, where the blessed angels celebrate thy praises, where Christ sitteth at thy right hand in glorious majesty, from whence he poureth down excellent gifts upon babes, as it follows. Introduction. 1 Corinthians 2:8. O Lord our God. In Hebrew Gittith, supposed to be a musical instrument: (Challoner) or, "the musicians from Geth," who were famous, and might follow David, 2 Kings i. Other Psalms are clearly classified on account of content, and they may be in themselves laments or Psalms of thanksgiving. Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10. The Psalms: 8: God's Glory and Man's Honor: To the chief Musician upon Git'tith, A Psalm of David. And David is inviting us to consider what a fortress is like. how. But there’s more to them than simply being guilty before the Lord and not seeking his mercy. translation of this clause is uncertain. Others have supposed that Gittith is the same as Gittite, meaning Goliath the Gittite, in allusion to David's victory over Goliath of Gath, to whom David, in comparison of size, was but as one of those whom the Psalm celebrates, as giving forth praise out of the mouth of babes and sucklings. 1. i. c. 11). the great subject of this Psalm. who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Roman Catholic official liturgical texts, such as the … » O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! Perhaps it was while David was attending sheep on a clear night with the stars brightly shining that he picked up his Gittith, a stringed instrument in the shape of a winepress. See Psalms 19:1-3; Romans 1:20. 2:6-8). The psalm begins and ends with the same statement of praise, that God's majesty is manifest throughout the earth. 1 For the leader; “upon the gittith.” * A psalm of David. his The psalm relates to Christ alone; (Matthew xxi. He is not only ‘the Lord’, He isourLord. and will be still more fully accomplished when the prophecies in Matthew 21:15-16. meaning his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the brightness of his Numbering of the Psalms differs—mostly by one, see table—between the Hebrew and Greek (Septuagint) manuscripts.Protestant translations (Lutheran, Anglican, Calvinist) use the Hebrew numbering, but other Christian traditions vary: . Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou established strength, Because of thine adversaries, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger." "O Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth! Gittith.— lamnatseach al haggittith הגתית על למנצח The word גתית gittith, signifies wine-presses; Ληνων, the LXX. of God to men, as well as his wisdom, power, truth, and 85:9 ) ; and We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. HIS NAME AND GLORY (1) 1. The word strength in this verse often refers to a fortress or a similar stronghold. You reveal your majesty in the heavens above!" Psalm 8. Who hast set thy glory above - as a crown (Psalms 8:5) upon "the heavens." Comp. He interprets the psalm to make it fit Christ. PSALM 8 * Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. Yes: the original meaning of Psalm 8:6 does not quite fit what the resurrection reveals about Jesus. excellent in its nature, it being good news, and glad tidings of И в трепете святом благоговею. (131), To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, How excellent is thy name in all the earth! It will be noted that we went back to the KJV in the first line of Psalms 8:1. How Majestic Is Your NameTo the choirmaster: according to The #Ps. 18. So the great Creator had become their Deliverer. David, it is true, sets before his eyes the wonderful power and glory of God in the creation and government of the material universe; but he only slightly glances at this subject, as it were, in passing, and insists principally on the theme of God’s infinite goodness towards us. He has chosen them as His people, and they are uniquely His, and yet at the same time His excellence is revealed over the whole world. What do I speak of the earth? The sun, moon, and stars in "the havens" manifest God's "glory" (Psalms 8:3). This was especially true of former shepherd-boy turned king. psalm definition: 1. a holy poem or song, especially one of the 150 collected together in the Bible 2. a holy poem or…. The name in Hebrew is the image and expression of the being. Others see an antithesis. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. But the ascription of praise, which might at first sight appear only to stress the glory of His name, also stresses His close relationship with His people. Title. Always. Gospel was spread throughout the earth; for upon Christ's There is no speech nor language, but the voice of God’s glory is heard, or may be heard in it. There is here a contrast between the small (‘our’) and the great (all the earth’) which continues throughout the psalm. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more. How excellent is your name in all the earth. In all the earth; not only in Israel, to which the name and knowledge of God was confined, Psalms 76:1 2 147:19, but among all nations; which shows that this Psalm speaks of the Messias, and the times of the New Testament. Psalm 8:5 Or him; Psalm 8:5 Or than God; Psalm 8:5 Or him; Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . Psalms 8:1. The manifestations of Thyself, by which thou art known. Where a man cannot look beside a miracle, so full of God are all places. Psalms 8 /. Who hast set thy glory above the heavens — Why do I speak of the earth? I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. See Psalms 20:1. O Lord our God Among the “royal” Psalms that deal directly with the currently reigning king, are Ps 20, 21, and 72. The verb תנה, tenah, has been rendered by some in the preterite tense, hast set, but in my judgment, those give a more accurate translation who render it in the infinitive mood, to place or to set; because the second clause is just an amplification of the subject of the first; as if he had said, the earth is too small to contain the glory or the wonderful manifestations of the character and perfections of God. Vv.1-9.-God's glory seen in the starry heavens enhances His grace in raising seemingly insignificant man, in the person of the Messiah, above all creations. and Vulg., “wonderful.” Better, great or exalted. . For the scope and business of this Psalm seems plainly to be this, to display and celebrate the great love and kindness of God to mankind, not only in his creation, but also and especially in his redemption by Jesus Christ; whom, as he was man, he advanced to the honour and dominion here mentioned, that he might carry on that great and glorious work. were strangers to the covenants of promise, ( Psalms 76:1 Psalms 76:2 ) ( the setting of him above the heavens designs the exaltation of Psalms (129) Besides, the Holy Spirit, who directed David’s tongue, doubtless intended, by his instrumentality, to awaken men from the torpor and indifference which is common to them, so that they may not content themselves with celebrating the infinite love of God and the innumerable benefits which they receive at his hand, in their sparing and frigid manner, but may rather apply their whole hearts to this holy exercise, and put forth in it their highest efforts. faithfulness; and in the subject matter of it, Christ and his Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. per species Creaturarum, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations - therefore were they given up to a reprobate sense, Romans 1:21; Romans 1:28. 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