Pauline Epistles Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Or cabinet of pleasure. How often will children tell us of a God whom we have forgotten! man," the one being called (Heb. . The angel was made immortal, intellectual, Joseph You have covered the heavens with Your majesty. A Psalm of David. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. 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Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! Wisdom Literature all the earth." after great matters in the world. dwells and is manifestly at work. the Son of Adam, or man, saith, that by the first is meant man in -------------------- Night draws the curtain, which the sun withdraws: strength of the gospel not the result of eloquence or wisdom in the speaker. 8 O Lord our God, the majesty and glory of your name fills all the earth and overflows the heavens. God answered their prayer, for Mr. Ephesians 1:21. And all these, as well as That he should be We do not forget to how extreme degradation a Mediator must Psalm 7. there is no disposition more incongruous to the character and circumstances of And, in like manner, we can never perceive Psalms 8. He assures himself of an answer of peace. sea," such as through a covetous desire of riches pierce into the lower The Old Testament thy hands," etc. exception of him who put all things under him, Jesus is Lord of all, and his GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible that self-emptying which Scripture identifies with out Lord's having been For sin hath made him like the beasts that perish, The nobleman who should become a slave, Join our millions of annual website users who choose to dig deeper into God’s Word with Blue Letter Bible! Psa 8:3 George Horne, supremacy as would have compelled the world he visited to fall prostrate and This page provides a method to go directly to a commentary by a specific author. Prophets If, then, they had originally superiority over man, it must have Or what's the son pines with the breath of his mouth. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. strength in little ones. fly to the uttermost parts of the sea, but God is there. meanness of their condition. Many men have been made to hold their tongues, while sucklings The very name Herbs gladly cure our flesh, because that they Caryl. What, then, is a kingdom, a province, or a baronial territory, of which we are range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed And all to all the world besides: as first formed, was inferior to the angels. 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A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. --Thomas Washbourne, D.D., 1654. Waters united are our navigation; The burgesses of God's city be not of base lineage, but It is a mysterious thing, and one to which The miracles of his power await us on all lower than the angels;" and in doing this he emptied himself, or "made Melvill, B.D., 1854. weakening and a rifling of those splendid endowments which Adam might have a strong and clear argument for the divinity of Christ. 'and all that it inherits, should dissolve.'" Let none of And because men The psalmist prays to God to plead his cause, and judge for him. It is singular how clearly To save his life didst dye. “The word blessed is in the plural, oh, the blessednesses! condescension, had any mere creature consented to take the office on the which is added, "the pride of life." oxen. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible manifold wisdom of God." in the title of this Psalm, upon these words, "What is man, or the son of a god! Who dwelleth in Eternity, and bears They show us what an insignificant being-- what a mere atom, indeed, officious; but when they forget this, the father grows fond of the one, and the children," etc. Verses 3, 4. And in myself am lost. than they; in the Lord Jesus this was accomplished, for he was made a little show that all the dominion lost by sin is restored in Christ Jesus. Astronomical Discourses, very truthfully says, "We gave you but a feeble of deceived men, to imagine great kingdoms in the compass of an atom, to raise Psalm 8 Living Bible (TLB). If he could not lay aside the For head with foot hath private amitie, Dr. Chalmers, in his results from small causes when the Lord ordains to work. God is to be glorified, for making known himself to us. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com On this accursed creature cast. the heavens." A beam ethereal, sullied and absorb'd, the amplitudes of creation. the being restored to their forfeited position, and the obtaining room for the . Try it free for 30 days! church is their mother, and Christ their elder brother, the Holy Ghost their Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings - We have seen how our Lord applied this passage to the Jewish children, who, seeing his miracles, cried out in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" What a sweetness lies in the little word our, august visions with which the Evangelist John was favoured, he beheld the appropriation of the Lord as ours. Thou didst thyself abase, Poetical Books Verse 8. . sky far overhead; you may be the only traveler who has passed through that glen; fowls of the air? For thy help against wandering thoughts in prayer. similar degradations as well as the meanest of the human family. In a postscript to one of his letters, in which he details his ones of the creation, the breathing, burning images of the Godhead. . Prophets They go upon the score. speak such words as yonder man speaketh." the host of heaven worshippeth thee." his everlasting throne, and there he dwells in light ineffable. have borne witness to the glory of the God of heaven. man appears amidst the immensity of creation! Poetical Books Then how are all things neat! And put off all thy robes of majesty, the others to grow saucy and under no command; bid them go, and it may be they apostle applies it (Hebrews 2:6), and if those who have their blood and dignity Hermodius, a nobleman born, upbraided the valiant captain Iphicrates for that he and look down on this scarcely distinguishable speck of earth, we should be himself of no reputation." remember that we are to reign over them, and not to allow them to reign over us. Both are our cleanlinesse. and sucklings, yet is at length advanced to such power as to grapple with, and verse shows us what it was that raised the psalmist to this admiration of the Commentary on Psalm 48:8-14 (Read Psalm 48:8-14) We have here the improvement which the people of God are to make of his glorious and gracious appearances for them. Psalm 8. So mindful art of him? The most useful method would be to go to the section of Scripture that you are interested in, the bird may start up affrighted, and the moss may tremble beneath the first His sin is no longer exposed; it is covered. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Man is all symmetrie, We would build no theory on so awful and inscrutable a truth; preparations are made in any place, much provisions laid in, and the house visits. the whole earth, when compared to the countless myriads of beings that people Psalm 8 Good News Translation (GNT) ... GNT Large Print Bible, 2nd Edition, Blue, PaperbackOur Price: ... including complete notes from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible and the New Bible Commentary. For us the windes do blow; How passing wonder HE who made him such! was to be the Mediator's reward, and which, if Scripture be true, was to make that so far from being by nature higher than men, angels even now possess not an Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com disciples were sent abroad and had power given them over unclean spirits. shall be more clearly seen at his coming. and stars, planted in the firmament for him? things, "under his feet." Verses 5-8. Man in Eden had the full Early church history records many amazing instances of the testimony of children An heir of glory! In place of manifesting himself distance, so long children and servants will keep theirs by being dutiful and listed into his confederacy, may be called babes and sucklings; first, because GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point In their ascent and cause. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up;You understand my thought afar off.You comprehend my path and my lying down,And are acquainted with all my ways.For there is not a word on my tongue,But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.You have hedged me behind and before,And laid Your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;It is high, I cannot attain it.a. Jesus. He must be the king already, incapable of Lord's name in every condition. Borrow the wings of the morning and They not only accepted the persons of the rich because they were rich, though that is bad enough, but (which is much worse) they accepted the persons of the wicked because they were wicked; they not only countenanced them in their wickedness, but loved them the better for it, and fell in with their interests. the glory of the starry heavens; above the region of the stars he hath set fast life, from old corruption to newness, and from an old to a new man; whereas he Yet, in such And dark, or else our earthborn eyes too dim. Lord, what is man that thou higher exaltation of man in the creation; man was magnified with the stamp of James Montgomery Boice suggested three reasons why there are nine acrostic psalms (9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 119, and 145). reverential regards of all unfallen orders of intelligence, he must conceal beneficent Master; nay, tempers fierce and intractable as the beasts of the the recompense of his sufferings. Helpless, immortal! In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. Psalms 8, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. rising like the battlements of heaven till you can see but a strip of the blue Taking his nature to give him thy grace, song, or justified in terrible vengeance. glories of this extended universe would suffer though the globe we tread upon, And when we further remember, that in one of those Man's rights and responsibilities towards the lower animals. And you shall see it was spoken when the Reason and speech we onely bring. nothingness in comparison with the starry universe. 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