26., and Hebrews ii. 81, title; 84, titleGittith.#:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term A Psalm of David. Comp. (Psalm 8:1 NET). 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. Today it is like going camping on a high mountain top and sleeping out under the stars on a summer night. How excellent is your name in all the earth. He is not only ‘the Lord’, He isourLord. (Worthington) --- It might be sung during the feast of tabernacles, after the vintage. 2. Psalm 27 1 Meaning – The LORD is the strength of my life. 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. The psalm relates to Christ alone; (Matthew xxi. Thy name: i.e. You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” You have set your glory above the heavens. each of the parts of the world. How Majestic Is Your NameTo the choirmaster: according to The #Ps. 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. 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. blessings of grace it publishes, and the exceeding great and . Я в тишине склоняюсь перед Ним. See Psalms 20:1. good things, which display the love, grace, mercy, and kindness and will be still more fully accomplished when the prophecies in See Dr. Hammond's first note upon it. 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? You just need to get out of the way and let people see it! Excellent.—The LXX. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! 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. 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. (Berthier) --- The Jews confess that it speaks of the Messias. This was especially true of former shepherd-boy turned king. Additional Resources: Another interpretation of Psalm 23 can be found here, “Praying the 23rd Psalm.” Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. (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! 2:12 ) ; but this was true of the first times of the Gospel; These are sufficient considerations to interest our hearts, as we enter upon the perusal of this most blessed Psalm. It ought rather to be referred to the works and properties by which he is known, than to his essence. 147:20 ) ( Ephesians So in Psalms 110:1, 'Yahweh said unto my Lord.' California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. So what does the author of Hebrews do? excellent in its nature, it being good news, and glad tidings of to one infinitely higher than the chief musician in the temple service, it should seem that this would be more in correspondence to the divine truths of the gospel expressed through every part of it. 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. In our creation in Adam. The psalm foretells the recovery by the Second Adam of the dominion over the earth and all nature, forfeited by the tint Adam. The creation reflects his glory because it … 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. our. 13. The word strength in this verse often refers to a fortress or a similar stronghold. To the chief Musician upon Gittith. to Jacob; but as for the Gentiles, they were without them, and Oh! Gospel was spread throughout the earth; for upon Christ's 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." perfections; or rather that by which he is made known, and O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! All rights reserved. The Septuagint must have read a v for i. Hebrews 2:6-10. 1:11 ) ( Zechariah I do not approve of the subtle speculations of those who think the name of God means nothing else but God himself. What do I speak of the earth? Roman Catholic official liturgical texts, such as the … who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Jehovah Himself; "name" being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6, for His character, person, and attributes. of God to men, as well as his wisdom, power, truth, and 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. To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. 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. 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. Yet St. Jerome and Pagnin agree with them; (Haydock) and that sense seems as plausible as any other. He interprets the psalm to make it fit Christ. See, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Who hast set thy glory above the heavens — Why do I speak of the earth? HIS POWER OVER ENEMIES (2) 1. See Psalms 19:1-3; Romans 1:20. There is no speech nor language, but the voice of God’s glory is heard, or may be heard in it. 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. Introduction. In all the earth!] The earth is a small point in comparison to the heavens, and is governed by them, as R. David here noteth. 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. In the Son He manifests His name. In our restoration by Christ; which last is the true end of this psalm, as appeareth, Matthew 21:15, 1 Corinthians 15:27, Hebrews 2:8. and Vulg., “wonderful.” Better, great or exalted. 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. Ver. It is the glorious In this view of it, Fenwick supposes that Gittith refers to Christ suffering, and to his consequent trampling his enemies in the wine-press of God's wrath. И в трепете святом благоговею. Always. Whether men perceive and respond to it or not, thy name is excellent. 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). 147:19 Psalms --- We may explain it also fo the natural prerogatives of man, (Calmet) though (Haydock) this weakens the force of the prophecy. 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. In the second line (Gr. Psalm 8:1-9 God's Glory Revealed in the Son of Man . Psalm 8:5 Or him; Psalm 8:5 Or than God; Psalm 8:5 Or him; Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Thus the splendour, the majesty, the overall excellence of His name is being declared (compare Psalms 148:13). 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. Lord implies rule, mastership, and ownership. were endowed with girls qualifying them to carry the Gospel into shone out, and appeared gloriously to Gentiles as well as Jews. Isaiah 1:3. Psalms * Old Testament, was the name of the Lord glorious and excellent in Proud member 18. Psalm 72:17-19 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. 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. 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! To try to comment on verse 1 is kind of like commenting on the splendor of the Grand Canyon. (Calmet) Gothuth. 14:9 ) ; shall be fulfilled; who hast set thy glory above the heavens: The principal thing to be attended to is what the psalm itself contains, and what is the design of it. God’s glory is displayed on earth in His name, His real glory is above the heavens. Oh! 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." Some render it for the wine-presses and say it was to be sung at the time of vintage. who is represented treading the wine-press, Isaias lxiii. particularly his Gospel; see ( John 17:6 ) ( Acts 9:15 ) ; this is how. 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. 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! 6.) It is natural to appreciate beauty in nature. Equal to the New Testament “Our Father.” David speaks not as a private individual, but for the human race. 1 Corinthians 2:8. Definition of psalm noun in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Title. This beautiful little volume reminds me of the closeness and intimacy we experience with God through Psalm … The Psalms: 8: God's Glory and Man's Honor: To the chief Musician upon Git'tith, A Psalm of David. O Lord our Lord - Hebrew, 'O Yahweh our Lord' [ 'Adoneeynuw (Hebrew #113)]. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. Many of the royal Psalms were given a messianic interpretation by Christians. 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. And this glory of God is most eminent in the gospel and the work of redemption. Psalms 8:2. His name was great in Israel, but not in all the We do not believe, as some allege, that the author took the original reference out of context and gave it a meaning alien to its intended design. The light of it shines in men’s faces everywhere, Romans 1:20; if they shut their eyes against it, that is their fault. exaltation the Spirit was poured down upon the apostles, and they 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. Learn more. The psalm ends the way it began, praising the excellence of God's name in all the earth, which is the proper response of His creation, especially man (9). Heb. The whole bridge represents the full glory of God. They actually have “advice” that they want you to follow. Words really can’t do it justice. 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. 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. Some have conjectured that Gittith means the tune to which this Psalm was sung. how excellent is this. his The proposed emendations vary considerably. O Lord our God. David begins with the exclamation, “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your sp… . This psalm begins and ends with the same expression of wonder (inclusio) as David reflected on the splendor and magnificence of God as Creator. 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. Who hast set . precious promises it contains; and in its usefulness for the 16., 1 Corinthians xv. The same title is prefixed to Psalms 81:1 84:1. and have not let my foes t rejoice over me. Salmos 63:1 Oh Dios, tú eres mi Dios; te buscaré con afán. He showed his word, and gave his statutes and ordinances This appears to be why the writer of Hebrews gives the 8th Psalm a messianic application (cf. faithfulness; and in the subject matter of it, Christ and his Gospel of the blessed God, and excels the law in glory. 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 — 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. In Psalm 19:1-3, David wrote of the nighttime glory and splendor of God’s handiwork in the heavens. 1. You have set your glory above the heavens. 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. Rhet. Gittith.— lamnatseach al haggittith הגתית על למנצח The word גתית gittith, signifies wine-presses; Ληνων, the LXX. Psalms 8:3). 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. -, Who hast set thy glory above the heavens -, "O Lord, our Lord How Excellent is thy Name in all the Earth.". Psalms 8 /. How excellent (glorious) is thy manifestation of thyself (cf. which he is called; but either himself, his nature and But if the dedication of it be (as hath been before observed, Ps 4.) The manifestations of Thyself, by which thou art known. The poet recognises God’s relation to the whole of mankind as to the whole material creation. For the first time in the Book of Psalms the personal feeling is consciously lost sight of in a larger, a national, or possibly human feeling. ( Malachi A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. him at the right hand of God; where angels, principalities, and . righteousness, and life and salvation by him, the spiritual Yes: the original meaning of Psalm 8:6 does not quite fit what the resurrection reveals about Jesus. 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. OUTLINE I. . Psalm 8:1. ык Его святое имя? Psalms are usually identified by a sequence number, often preceded by the abbreviation "Ps." 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. may you and I, as we go over it, have our souls led out in divine contemplation of the surpassing glory of our Lord Jesus, who is here so sweetly celebrated as the King and Head of his church and people. Possibly both may be reconciled and put together, and the controversy, if rightly stated, may be ended. The bridge arching across the rough ground is where the glory of God is revealed in time and space. See note on verses: Psalms 8:4, Psalms 8:6. (1) O Lord our Lord.—Jehovah our Lord. Compare Psalms 5:11. the earth: i.e. How great, how illustrious, how magnificent is the glory of this Being in all the earth! (Ferrand.) This clause shows that this is said by David prophetically of We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The third line expresses a parallel thought. 3 with the mouths of babes a and infants. 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. 2:6-8). Psalms 8:1. * You have established a bulwark * against your foes, to silence enemy and avenger. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 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. The presses. stich; Lat. 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. Psalms 8:1. 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. Psalm 8 is like one of those ornate bridges. Not only is God above the heavens, but His splendor exceeds that of the heavens. for such a portion of his blessed Spirit to be upon the mind both of writer and reader, that while we behold what he did for us, when he was made a little lower than the angels, we may find faith in his finished salvation, and trust in him that he is and will be our Jesus still, now that he is exalted above all height; angels, principalities, and powers, being made subject unto him! all the divine perfections; so called ( Psalms 63:2 ) ( Salem Media Group. Gospel times; for not in his time, nor in any period under the well be said how glorious it is; it is marvellously excellent; Matthew 21:15-16. ) . Then it means to establish, appoint, ordain, constitute, etc. In all the earth— Whether men perceive and respond to it or not, thy name is excellent. Psalmody definition is - the act, practice, or art of singing psalms in worship. Who hast set thy glory above - as a crown (Psalms 8:5) upon "the heavens." and that "in all the earth", being carried by the apostles, who What does Psalm 8:1 mean? So the great Creator had become their Deliverer. 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. Title. (Berthier) --- St. Augustine applies the expressions to the good and bad in the Church. 20., and xv. the setting of him above the heavens designs the exaltation of Its two sides stand for God's eternal glory outside of creation, strong and immoveable as the eternal shores which support the bridge. Thy name, i.e. 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. 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. Psalms 8:1 « To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David. Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10. Occasionally you may see a shooting star darting across the heav… comforting and reviving of drooping saints. PSALM 8 * Divine Majesty and Human Dignity. Other Psalms are clearly classified on account of content, and they may be in themselves laments or Psalms of thanksgiving. It cannot 3., and Apocalypse xix. Thy name—The manifestations of Thyself, by which thou art known. Among the “royal” Psalms that deal directly with the currently reigning king, are Ps 20, 21, and 72. 1 Salmos 8:9 ¡Oh SEÑOR, Señor nuestro, cuán glorioso es tu nombre en toda la tierra! 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. 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. 85:9 ) ; and I will sing of your majesty above the heavens. The sun, moon, and stars in "the havens" manifest God's "glory" (Psalms 8:3). See Isaiah 40:5 Malachi 1:5, &c. Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. In fact, all three psalms that are designated as "according to gittith" (psalms 8, 81, and 84) are joyful psalms, so we can infer that this designation in some way defines a joyful style of music. The angels shouted at the creation, Job 38:4-6, and shall we be dull and dumb? meaning his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the brightness of his 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. Set thy glory above’ heavens— “Set” is here used in the royal sense, Thou hast enthroned thy majesty above the heavens. heavens, ( Hebrews 7:26 GOD'S MAJESTY IN CREATION (8:1-2) A. 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. There is plainly some error in the text since it is ungrammatical. translation of this clause is uncertain. the great subject of this Psalm. 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? Here it is YHWH, ‘the One Who is’, ‘the One Who causes to be’, Lord of Being, Lord of Creation. And, as if this was not enough, our Lord Jesus himself made a complete application of this Psalm to his own person and glory, in his conversation with the chief Priests and Scribes. The ancient versions also disagree. 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. The name in Hebrew is the image and expression of the being. It is, however, strange why he begins the psalm with an exclamation, when the usual way is first to give an account of a thing, and then to magnify its greatness and excellence. “Set” is here used in the royal sense, Thou hast, thy majesty above the heavens. A Psalm of David. 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. how truly hath Jehovah exalted his glory, even in the person of the Lord of glory, Christ Jesus, far above all heavens. God's glory is magnified by his works, and by his love to man. HIS NAME AND GLORY (1) 1. of Some take the clause to refer to the praises raised in Jehovah’s honour higher than the heavens, a thought parallel to the preceding clause; others, to the visible glory spread over the sky. - Upon Gittith. Jehovah, the one God, who is Lord of all angels and men, and in Where a man cannot look beside a miracle, so full of God are all places. 2 O L ord my God, I u cried to you for help, and you have v healed me. 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. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more. .—The. How to use psalmody in a sentence. To sum up the entire Psalm 23 meaning: God is good. ‘The name’ to Israel ever indicated the essence of the one to whom the name was applied. Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. (Menochius). 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. 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. . The psalmist, however, seems to look forward to the times of the gospel, when the name of God, which was before great in Israel only, should be made known by divine revelation to all the earth, the very ends of which are to see his great salvation. an especial manner Lord and King of saints; how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! 30 I will s extol you, O L ord, for you have drawn me up. enlightening, quickening, and converting sinners, and for the 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. 1.Our Lord—Equal to the New Testament “Our Father.” David speaks not as a private individual, but for the human race. 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. This is the biblical name of the One True God, the God of Israel. The psalm begins and ends with the same two lines. A Psalm of David. were strangers to the covenants of promise, ( Psalms 76:1 Psalms 76:2 ) ( Of the other three opinions, of which I have spoken, it is not of much importance which is adopted. BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD: The Holy Bible: King James Version. Oh! Psalm 7:17) is high above all creation; He is much greater than anything He has made. Thy name. There is here a contrast between the small (‘our’) and the great (all the earth’) which continues throughout the psalm. psalm definition: 1. a holy poem or song, especially one of the 150 collected together in the Bible 2. a holy poem or…. » O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! His name (character) exalted in all the earth 2. 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