JFB. Compare with this ( Isaiah 27:1 ) . Psalm 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. A Psalm of David" The Glory of the Lord in Creation: Hymn Celebrating God's Glory and the God-given Dignity of Human Beings: God's Glory and Human Dignity The Power of God's Name: 8:1-2 8:1 8:1a 8:1-2 8:1a 8:1b-2 8:1b-2 8:2 8:3-8 8:3-5 8:3-4 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). Psalm 88:1 Title: Possibly a tune, “The Suffering of Affliction” Psalm 88:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term; Psalm 88:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10. of Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. literally; from whence may be observed, that what was lost by the And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. This must be understood in a general sense, and this is perhaps still more remarkable than the dominion over the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, for the fishes that swim in the ocean seem to be placed still farther from the control of man. there is nothing left that is not put under him, only he is And at the same time, by no other of His glorious manifestations has God more illustriously declared those attributes which distinguish His name than in the scheme of redemption, of which this economy forms such an important and essential feature. < Psalms 8:7. This view, so far from being alien from the scope of the passage, is more consistent than any other; for man as a race cannot well be conceived to have a higher honor put upon him than to be thus exalted in the person and destiny of Jesus of Nazareth. Psalm 8:8, KJV: "The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas." and some of the ancients by "sheep" understood believers among California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. It may have been Heman himself, or someone that Heman knew. Psalm 8 is cited early in Hebrews (Hebrews 2:5–9) to defend the idea that God would send a human Savior. Psalm 8:3 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou … instances of Christ's power over them, and of their being at his 1. So, though Psalm 8 is known for its theology of humanity as rulers within creation (8:6), the psalm’s main objective is to direct praise to the Lord of the lords of creation, the Lord of humanity and creation. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. seas: God is to be glorified, for making known himself to us. 2. ) , and can command them to feed his people, as the ravens did first Adam is restored by the second; and that believers have a But it is best to interpret the whole literally; from whence may be observed, that what was lost by the first Adam is restored by the second; and that believers have a free use of all the creatures through Christ: and not only the things here mentioned are subject to him, but everything else; there is nothing left that is not put under him, only he is excepted that put all things under him, Hebrews 2:8. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea. This Psalm of David is born out of the great distress of the author, who seems to have been falsely accused and attacked. 1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Psalm 8 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? of the sea, and fish in the midst of it. PSALM 8 * Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. He prays, but God does not seem to listen. Pulpit Commentary: This is the darkest, saddest psalm of all the Psalms. it, "and leviathan, which passes through the paths of the sea". Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. Never is it found before songs of praise and thanksgiving. 3 with the mouths of babes a and infants. … That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. members of the churches; by "oxen", those that labour in the word You have set your glory above the heavens. --Neale and Littledale. You have set your glory in the heavens. Psalm 8 Commentary: Structure Body of Psalm … These he rained about the tents of the Israelites for their relief, ( Psalms 78:27 ) , and can command them to feed his people, as the ravens did Elijah, ( 1 Kings 17:4 1 Kings 17:6 ) ; or to destroy his enemies, ( Jeremiah 15:3 ) ; see ( Psalms 50:10 Psalms 50:11 ) ; and the fish of the sea: Psalms 8:8 The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas. This is because you have enemies. Then all things will have been put under his feet, "principalities and powers being made subject to him" [1Pe 3:22]. 3 17:6 ) ; or to destroy his enemies, ( Jeremiah Psalms Whole Psalm. In this hymn to the sovereign creator, the psalmist praises God’s majesty and marvels that God has given mankind dominion over the created order. and doctrine; by "the beasts of the field", aliens from the city Psalm 8:8, NASB: "The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas." relief, ( Psalms 78:27 Psalms 8:8. A psalm of David. and by "the fish of the sea", devils: but these are much better Every chapter is devoted to praise and thanksgiving from the author to Yahweh. "For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave." 1 In Psalm 8, David extols the glory of Jehovah, and he marvels that God has been so mindful of man as to place the creation under his dominion. (Psalm 88:1 NIV) Before his laundry list of everything that's going wrong, the Psalmist acknowledges that there is hope for salvation in the Lord, even when God appears silent. free use of all the creatures through Christ: and not only the I will sing of your majesty above the heavens. Psalm 8. The idea is that man has a wide and universal dominion - a dominion so wide as to excite amazement, wonder, and gratitude, that it has been conceded to one so feeble as he is. glory and honour—are the attributes of royal dignity (Ps 21:5; 45:3). The fowl of the air. If verse 8 sounds harsh, it is nothing compared to the curses in the rest of the Psalm. תפלה always means prayer, supplication, even in Habakkuk 3:1, and Psalms 72:19, where the description, as one such, is to be taken a potiori. 1 For the leader; “upon the gittith.” * A psalm of David. vanity; and by "the fish of the sea", such as are immersed in Salem Media Group. - The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas; literally, fowl of the air, and fishes of the sea, the passer through the paths of the seas. excepted that put all things under him, ( Hebrews 2:8 ) ( Psalm 88:1 In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19. (1,2) And for making even the heavenly bodies useful to man, thereby placing him but little lower than the angels. The Targum paraphrases it, "and leviathan, which passes through the paths of the sea". What does Psalm chapter 8 mean? Along with Psalm 69:25, the Church refers to Judas with these verses when they decide to replace him in the twelve apostles. who hast set thy glory above the heavens. the Gentiles; by "oxen", the Jews; by "the beasts of the field", Psalms 8:1-9. The … The position assigned man is that described (Ge 1:26-28) as belonging to Adam, in his original condition, the terms employed in detailing the subjects of man's dominion corresponding with those there used. Through the praise of ... Psalm 8 - For the director of music. “The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.” The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. These he rained about the tents of the Israelites for their relief, ( Psalms 78:27 ) , and can command them to feed his people, as the ravens did Elijah, ( 1 Kings 17:4 1 Kings 17:6 ) ; or to destroy his enemies, ( Jeremiah 15:3 ) ; see ( Psalms 50:10 Psalms 50:11 ) ; and the fish of the sea: 1 Kings and kingdom of God; men fierce and cruel, ( Isaiah 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Every passer through the paths of the seas, whether exactly a fish or no. The fowl of the air The fowl of the air. The context stresses man’s responsibility over the earth. From the mighty whale to the shellfish that furnished the Tyrian dye, or to that which furnishes the beautiful pearl, man has shown his power to make the dwellers in the deep subservient to his will. v1 LORD, you are our most powerful king. things here mentioned are subject to him, but everything else; Some have referred this to man, as passing over the sea and subduing its inhabitants; some, to the fishes before spoken of; but the most natural construction is that which is adotpted in our received version, as referring to everything which moves in the waters. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:8 Context. "The last enemy, death," through fear of which, man, in his present estate, is "all his lifetime in bondage" [Heb 2:15], "shall be destroyed" [1Co 15:26]. Not a little of that which contributes to the support the comfort, and the luxury of man, comes from the ocean. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth.” A Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite. * You have established a bulwark * against your foes, to silence enemy and avenger. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! All rights reserved. This psalm is titled A Song. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 3. It is the saddest of the psalms. So he feels that he is already in *Sheol. For the music director, according to the gittith style; It is very difficult at this distance of time to explain the "meaning" of many of these titles, and critics have differed very materially in their conjectures on this subject. And the fish of the sea - Genesis 1:26, "Over the fish of the sea." Psalm 8:8, ESV: "the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas." A Ps A Psalm of the sons of Korah. PSALM 8The Lord’s Glory and Man’s Dignity.To the Chief Musician; set to #Or perhaps to a particular key; meaning uncertain.a Philistine lute [or perhaps to a particular Hittite tune]. Psalm 8:8. Elijah, ( 1 Kings 17:4 Man, in the person and glorious destiny of Jesus of Nazareth, the second Adam, the head and representative of the race, will not only be restored to his original position, but exalted far beyond it. These he rained about the tents of the Israelites for their The Story of Psalm 88. # sn Psalm 8. T the wisdom and art of men, in which they pass through the paths A Psalm of David. command, and for his service, may be seen in ( Matthew To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. According to gittith. explained by Cocceius, who, by "sheep", understands common Psalm 8 - For the director of music. Some interpret all these things in a figurative and allegorical way; and some of the ancients by "sheep" understood believers among the Gentiles; by "oxen", the Jews; by "the beasts of the field", idolaters and profane persons; "by the fowls of the air", angels; and by "the fish of the sea", devils: but these are much better explained by Cocceius, who, by "sheep", understands common members of the churches; by "oxen", those that labour in the word and doctrine; by "the beasts of the field", aliens from the city and kingdom of God; men fierce and cruel, Isaiah 11:6; by "the fowl of the air", such as are tilted up with pride and vanity; and by "the fish of the sea", such as are immersed in worldly pleasures. The Targum paraphrases The music leader must use Gittith. I am full of trouble. (3-9) Verses 1-2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. Genesis 9:2, "upon all the fishes of the sea." To the Chief Musician. This psalm is A Song, yet a remarkably sad song, and is often regarded as the saddest psalm … Some Out of the mouths of babes and infants. It is very evident, however, by the apostle's inspired expositions (Heb 2:6-8; 1Co 15:27, 28) that the language here employed finds its fulfilment only in the final exaltation of Christ's human nature. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. This is a psalm by someone that was ill since he was a child. Psalm 8 Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. (This is) a song of David. Compare with this Isaiah 27:1. A Psalm of David. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. "the fowl of the air", such as are tilted up with pride and Every dish of fish and fowl that comes to our table, is an instance of this dominion man has over the works of God's hands, and it is a reason of our subjection to God our chief Lord, and to his dominion over us. the passer through the paths of the seas. Your glory is over the skies. And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas - Everything, in general, that passes through the paths of the sea, as if the ocean was formed with paths or highways for them to pass over. 8 O Jehovah our Lord, * how majestic your name is in all the earth, + You whose dignity is recounted * above the heavens! interpret all these things in a figurative and allegorical way; 50:11 ) ; and the fish of the sea: We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. some F11 understand this of ships, made by + 2 Out of the mouth of children and sucklings you have founded * strength, + On account of those showing hostility to you, + Proud member The repetition of the first thought of the poem, binding’ the contents together as in a wreath, is the one touch of art it displays. 15:3 ) ; see ( Psalms 50:10 Homer’s ὑγρὰ κέλευθα. According to gittith. To the leader: according to The Gittith. 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psalm 8:8 meaning

* 11:6-8 ) ( 65:25 ) ; by Psalm 88 – A Desperate Prayer from Deep Affliction. idolaters and profane persons; "by the fowls of the air", angels; you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. and the fish of the sea: instances of Christ's power over them, and of their being at his command, and for his service, may be seen in Matthew 17:27; and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas: some (k) understand this of ships, made by the wisdom and art of men, in which they pass through the paths of the sea, and fish in the midst of it. Verse 8. worldly pleasures. This Psalm stands alone in all the Psalter for the unrelieved gloom, the hopeless sorrow of its tone. 2 O LORD, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth! But it is best to interpret the whole Now in Psalm 8, 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. Corinthians 15:27 ) . This psalm is a lamentation, one of the most melancholy of all the psalms; and it does not conclude, as usually the melancholy psalms do, with the least intimation of comfort or joy, but, from first to last, it is mourning and woe. Whole Psalm. Even the very saddest of the others, and the Lamentations themselves, admit some variations of key, some strains of hopefulness; here only all is darkness to the close. Psalm 88:11 Hebrew Abaddon The Glory of God in Creation. 17:27 ) ( Luke 5:5 Luke 5:6 ) ( John 21:3 John 21:6 ) ; [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the On the instrument of Gath. When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy hands—inasmuch as men can make nothing without fingers, and in expressive contrast to the poor works which they can make therewith—the moon and the stars, which Thou hast founded. To get what Psalm 8:8 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. In this signification also it is always used in the superscriptions of the Psalms, Psalms 17 , Psalms 86 , 90 , Psalms 102. Psalm 8. v2 From the mouths of children and babies at the breast you show (what it is to be) strong. From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that … Yet, so far as is necessary for his use and for safety, they are, in fact, put under the control of man, and he makes them minister to his profit. Comp. O L ord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! *Sheol was a dark place under the ground. In this Psalm David speaks of the glory of God, and how the glory of man and his destiny reflects upon God. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. Psalms 8:8 – The Paths of the Sea By Wayne Jackson. In a modified sense, in his present fallen state, man is still invested with some remains of this original dominion. We learn that just because God is silent does not mean He is absent, and it certainly does not mean … There is no limit to the "all things" mentioned, God only excepted, who "puts all things under." In the generic import of the language, as describing man's present relation to the works of God's hands, it may be regarded as typical, thus allowing not only the usual application, but also this higher sense which the inspired writers of the New Testament have assigned it. Your name is famous in all the wide world. The title of the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew is sepher tehillim, meaning "book of praises", and indeed it is a fitting title. Psalms 8:8 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. Paths of the seas.—Comp. Ver. A psalm of David. Psalms 8:8. The title of this Psalm reads, To the Chief Musician. Psalms 8:9 > JFB. Compare with this ( Isaiah 27:1 ) . Psalm 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. A Psalm of David" The Glory of the Lord in Creation: Hymn Celebrating God's Glory and the God-given Dignity of Human Beings: God's Glory and Human Dignity The Power of God's Name: 8:1-2 8:1 8:1a 8:1-2 8:1a 8:1b-2 8:1b-2 8:2 8:3-8 8:3-5 8:3-4 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). Psalm 88:1 Title: Possibly a tune, “The Suffering of Affliction” Psalm 88:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term; Psalm 88:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 10. of Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. literally; from whence may be observed, that what was lost by the And in particular he’s meditating on man’s place in relation to nature. This must be understood in a general sense, and this is perhaps still more remarkable than the dominion over the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, for the fishes that swim in the ocean seem to be placed still farther from the control of man. there is nothing left that is not put under him, only he is And at the same time, by no other of His glorious manifestations has God more illustriously declared those attributes which distinguish His name than in the scheme of redemption, of which this economy forms such an important and essential feature. < Psalms 8:7. This view, so far from being alien from the scope of the passage, is more consistent than any other; for man as a race cannot well be conceived to have a higher honor put upon him than to be thus exalted in the person and destiny of Jesus of Nazareth. Psalm 8:8, KJV: "The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas." and some of the ancients by "sheep" understood believers among California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. It may have been Heman himself, or someone that Heman knew. Psalm 8 is cited early in Hebrews (Hebrews 2:5–9) to defend the idea that God would send a human Savior. Psalm 8:3 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou … instances of Christ's power over them, and of their being at his 1. So, though Psalm 8 is known for its theology of humanity as rulers within creation (8:6), the psalm’s main objective is to direct praise to the Lord of the lords of creation, the Lord of humanity and creation. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. seas: God is to be glorified, for making known himself to us. 2. ) , and can command them to feed his people, as the ravens did first Adam is restored by the second; and that believers have a But it is best to interpret the whole literally; from whence may be observed, that what was lost by the first Adam is restored by the second; and that believers have a free use of all the creatures through Christ: and not only the things here mentioned are subject to him, but everything else; there is nothing left that is not put under him, only he is excepted that put all things under him, Hebrews 2:8. The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea. This Psalm of David is born out of the great distress of the author, who seems to have been falsely accused and attacked. 1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Psalm 8 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? of the sea, and fish in the midst of it. PSALM 8 * Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. He prays, but God does not seem to listen. Pulpit Commentary: This is the darkest, saddest psalm of all the Psalms. it, "and leviathan, which passes through the paths of the sea". Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. Never is it found before songs of praise and thanksgiving. 3 with the mouths of babes a and infants. … That just means, the author wrote it to reflect and meditate on something. members of the churches; by "oxen", those that labour in the word You have set your glory above the heavens. --Neale and Littledale. You have set your glory in the heavens. Psalm 8 Commentary: Structure Body of Psalm … These he rained about the tents of the Israelites for their relief, ( Psalms 78:27 ) , and can command them to feed his people, as the ravens did Elijah, ( 1 Kings 17:4 1 Kings 17:6 ) ; or to destroy his enemies, ( Jeremiah 15:3 ) ; see ( Psalms 50:10 Psalms 50:11 ) ; and the fish of the sea: Psalms 8:8 The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas. This is because you have enemies. Then all things will have been put under his feet, "principalities and powers being made subject to him" [1Pe 3:22]. 3 17:6 ) ; or to destroy his enemies, ( Jeremiah Psalms Whole Psalm. In this hymn to the sovereign creator, the psalmist praises God’s majesty and marvels that God has given mankind dominion over the created order. and doctrine; by "the beasts of the field", aliens from the city Psalm 8:8, NASB: "The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas." relief, ( Psalms 78:27 Psalms 8:8. A psalm of David. and by "the fish of the sea", devils: but these are much better Every chapter is devoted to praise and thanksgiving from the author to Yahweh. "For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave." 1 In Psalm 8, David extols the glory of Jehovah, and he marvels that God has been so mindful of man as to place the creation under his dominion. (Psalm 88:1 NIV) Before his laundry list of everything that's going wrong, the Psalmist acknowledges that there is hope for salvation in the Lord, even when God appears silent. free use of all the creatures through Christ: and not only the I will sing of your majesty above the heavens. Psalm 8. The idea is that man has a wide and universal dominion - a dominion so wide as to excite amazement, wonder, and gratitude, that it has been conceded to one so feeble as he is. glory and honour—are the attributes of royal dignity (Ps 21:5; 45:3). The fowl of the air. If verse 8 sounds harsh, it is nothing compared to the curses in the rest of the Psalm. תפלה always means prayer, supplication, even in Habakkuk 3:1, and Psalms 72:19, where the description, as one such, is to be taken a potiori. 1 For the leader; “upon the gittith.” * A psalm of David. vanity; and by "the fish of the sea", such as are immersed in Salem Media Group. - The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas; literally, fowl of the air, and fishes of the sea, the passer through the paths of the seas. excepted that put all things under him, ( Hebrews 2:8 ) ( Psalm 88:1 In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19. (1,2) And for making even the heavenly bodies useful to man, thereby placing him but little lower than the angels. The Targum paraphrases it, "and leviathan, which passes through the paths of the sea". What does Psalm chapter 8 mean? Along with Psalm 69:25, the Church refers to Judas with these verses when they decide to replace him in the twelve apostles. who hast set thy glory above the heavens. the Gentiles; by "oxen", the Jews; by "the beasts of the field", Psalms 8:1-9. The … The position assigned man is that described (Ge 1:26-28) as belonging to Adam, in his original condition, the terms employed in detailing the subjects of man's dominion corresponding with those there used. Through the praise of ... Psalm 8 - For the director of music. “The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.” The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. These he rained about the tents of the Israelites for their relief, ( Psalms 78:27 ) , and can command them to feed his people, as the ravens did Elijah, ( 1 Kings 17:4 1 Kings 17:6 ) ; or to destroy his enemies, ( Jeremiah 15:3 ) ; see ( Psalms 50:10 Psalms 50:11 ) ; and the fish of the sea: 1 Kings and kingdom of God; men fierce and cruel, ( Isaiah 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Every passer through the paths of the seas, whether exactly a fish or no. The fowl of the air The fowl of the air. The context stresses man’s responsibility over the earth. From the mighty whale to the shellfish that furnished the Tyrian dye, or to that which furnishes the beautiful pearl, man has shown his power to make the dwellers in the deep subservient to his will. v1 LORD, you are our most powerful king. things here mentioned are subject to him, but everything else; Some have referred this to man, as passing over the sea and subduing its inhabitants; some, to the fishes before spoken of; but the most natural construction is that which is adotpted in our received version, as referring to everything which moves in the waters. 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:8 Context. "The last enemy, death," through fear of which, man, in his present estate, is "all his lifetime in bondage" [Heb 2:15], "shall be destroyed" [1Co 15:26]. Not a little of that which contributes to the support the comfort, and the luxury of man, comes from the ocean. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth.” A Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite. * You have established a bulwark * against your foes, to silence enemy and avenger. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! All rights reserved. This psalm is titled A Song. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. 3. It is the saddest of the psalms. So he feels that he is already in *Sheol. For the music director, according to the gittith style; It is very difficult at this distance of time to explain the "meaning" of many of these titles, and critics have differed very materially in their conjectures on this subject. And the fish of the sea - Genesis 1:26, "Over the fish of the sea." Psalm 8:8, ESV: "the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas." A Ps A Psalm of the sons of Korah. PSALM 8The Lord’s Glory and Man’s Dignity.To the Chief Musician; set to #Or perhaps to a particular key; meaning uncertain.a Philistine lute [or perhaps to a particular Hittite tune]. Psalm 8:8. Elijah, ( 1 Kings 17:4 Man, in the person and glorious destiny of Jesus of Nazareth, the second Adam, the head and representative of the race, will not only be restored to his original position, but exalted far beyond it. These he rained about the tents of the Israelites for their The Story of Psalm 88. # sn Psalm 8. T the wisdom and art of men, in which they pass through the paths A Psalm of David. command, and for his service, may be seen in ( Matthew To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. According to gittith. explained by Cocceius, who, by "sheep", understands common Psalm 8 - For the director of music. Some interpret all these things in a figurative and allegorical way; and some of the ancients by "sheep" understood believers among the Gentiles; by "oxen", the Jews; by "the beasts of the field", idolaters and profane persons; "by the fowls of the air", angels; and by "the fish of the sea", devils: but these are much better explained by Cocceius, who, by "sheep", understands common members of the churches; by "oxen", those that labour in the word and doctrine; by "the beasts of the field", aliens from the city and kingdom of God; men fierce and cruel, Isaiah 11:6; by "the fowl of the air", such as are tilted up with pride and vanity; and by "the fish of the sea", such as are immersed in worldly pleasures. The Targum paraphrases The music leader must use Gittith. I am full of trouble. (3-9) Verses 1-2 The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. Genesis 9:2, "upon all the fishes of the sea." To the Chief Musician. This psalm is A Song, yet a remarkably sad song, and is often regarded as the saddest psalm … Some Out of the mouths of babes and infants. It is very evident, however, by the apostle's inspired expositions (Heb 2:6-8; 1Co 15:27, 28) that the language here employed finds its fulfilment only in the final exaltation of Christ's human nature. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. This is a psalm by someone that was ill since he was a child. Psalm 8 Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. (This is) a song of David. Compare with this Isaiah 27:1. A Psalm of David. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. "the fowl of the air", such as are tilted up with pride and Every dish of fish and fowl that comes to our table, is an instance of this dominion man has over the works of God's hands, and it is a reason of our subjection to God our chief Lord, and to his dominion over us. the passer through the paths of the seas. Your glory is over the skies. And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas - Everything, in general, that passes through the paths of the sea, as if the ocean was formed with paths or highways for them to pass over. 8 O Jehovah our Lord, * how majestic your name is in all the earth, + You whose dignity is recounted * above the heavens! interpret all these things in a figurative and allegorical way; 50:11 ) ; and the fish of the sea: We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. some F11 understand this of ships, made by + 2 Out of the mouth of children and sucklings you have founded * strength, + On account of those showing hostility to you, + Proud member The repetition of the first thought of the poem, binding’ the contents together as in a wreath, is the one touch of art it displays. 15:3 ) ; see ( Psalms 50:10 Homer’s ὑγρὰ κέλευθα. According to gittith. To the leader: according to The Gittith. 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