1 O Yahweh, our Lord! How majestic is thy Name, in all the earth, Who hast set thy splendour upon the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of children and sucklings, hast thou laid a foundation of strength, - because of thine adversaries, to make foe and avenger be still.
3 When I view thy heavens, the work, of thy fingers, moon and stars, which thou hast established, 4 What was weak man, that thou shouldst make mention of him? or the son of the earthborn, that thou shouldst set him in charge? 5 That thou shouldst make him little less than messengers of God, with glory and honour, shouldst crown him? 6 Shouldst give him dominion over the works of thy hands, - All things, shouldst have put under his feet: 7 Sheep and oxen, all of them, - yea even the beasts of the field; 8 The bird of the heavens, and the fishes of the sea, - the passer-by on the paths of the seas?