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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Psalms 8:2


    CHAPTERS: Psalms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150     

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    King James Bible - Psalms 8:2

    Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

    World English Bible

    From the lips of babes and
    infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.

    Douay-Rheims - Psalms 8:2

    Out of the mouth of
    infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise, because of thy enemies, that thou mayst destroy the enemy and the avenger.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained
    strength because of thy enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

    Original Hebrew

    מפי
    6310 עוללים 5768 וינקים 3243 יסדת 3245 עז 5797  למען 4616  צורריך 6887 להשׁבית 7673 אויב 341 ומתנקם׃ 5358

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    VERSE (2) -
    Mt 11:25; 21:16 Lu 10:21 1Co 1:27

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:2

    De la boca de los chiquitos y de los que maman, fundaste la fortaleza a causa de tus enemigos, para hacer cesar al enemigo, y al que se venga.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Psalms 8:2

    Verse 2. 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!" Matt. xxi. 16. And we have seen how the enemy and the avenger-the chief priests and the scribes-were offended because of these things; and as the Psalm wholly concerns Jesus Christ, it is most probable that in this act of the Jewish children the prophecy had its primary fulfillment; and was left to the Jews as a witness and a sign of the Messiah, which they should have acknowledged when our Lord directed their attention to it.

    There is also a very obvious sense in which the mouths of babes and sucklings show forth the praises of God; viz., the means by which they derive their first nourishment. In order to extract the milk from the breasts of their mothers, they are obliged to empty their own mouths entirely of air, that the eternal air, pressing on the breast, may force the milk through its proper canals into the mouth of the child, where there is no resistance, the child having extracted all air from its own mouth which in this case resembles a perfectly exhausted receiver on the plate of an airpump; and the action of sucking is performed on the same principle that the receiver is exhausted by the working of the airpump. Of this curious pneumatic action the child is capable the moment it breathes; and, its strength considered, performs it as perfectly the first hour as it does in any other period of its childhood or infancy. What does all this argue? Why instinct.

    And pray what is instinct? You cannot tell. But here is an operation by which the pure Boylean vacuum is made; and this by an infant without any previous teaching! Do you suppose that this is an easy operation, and that it requires little skill? You are mistaken. You have done this yourself while an infant under the sole guidance of God. Can you do it now? You are startled! Shall I tell you what appears to you a secret? There is not one in ten thousand adults, who have had their first nourishment from the breasts of their mothers who can perform the same operation again! And those who have had occasion to practice it have found great difficulty to learn that art which, in the first moment of their birth, they performed to perfection! Here is the finger of God; and here, out of the mouths of babes and sucklings, he has ordained such a strength of evidence and argument in favour of his being his providence, and his goodness, as is sufficient to still and confound every infidel and atheist in the universe, all the enemies of righteousness, and all the vindicators of desperate and hopeless causes and systems.

    The words may also be applied to the apostles and primitive preachers of the Gospel; to the simple and comparatively unlearned followers of Christ, who, through his teaching, were able to confound the wise among the Jews, and the mighty among the heathens: and in this sense our Lord uses the term babes, Matt. xi. 25: "I thank thee, O Father-because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes." We may also witness, in the experience of multitudes of simple people who have been, by the preaching of the Gospel, converted from the error of their ways, such a strength of testimony in favour of the work of God in the heart and his effectual teaching in the mind, as is calculated to still, or reduce to silence, every thing but bigotry and prejudice, neither of which has either eyes or ears. This teaching, and these changing or converting influences, come from God. They are not acquired by human learning; and those who put this in the place of the Divine teaching never grow wise to salvation. To enter into the kingdom of heaven, a MAN must become as a little child.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 3-9 - We are to consider the heavens, that man thus may be directed to se his affections on things above. What is man, so mean a creature, tha he should be thus honoured! so sinful a creature, that he should be thus favoured! Man has sovereign dominion over the inferior creatures under God, and is appointed their lord. This refers to Christ. In He 2:6-8, the apostle, to prove the sovereign dominion of Christ, shows he is that Man, that Son of man, here spoken of, whom God has made to have dominion over the works of his hands. The greatest favour ever showe to the human race, and the greatest honour ever put upon human nature were exemplified in the Lord Jesus. With good reason does the psalmis conclude as he began, Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth which has been honoured with the presence of the Redeemer, and is stil enlightened by his gospel, and governed by his wisdom and power! What words can reach his praises, who has a right to our obedience as ou Redeemer __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    מפי 6310 עוללים 5768 וינקים 3243 יסדת 3245 עז 5797  למען 4616  צורריך 6887 להשׁבית 7673 אויב 341 ומתנקם׃ 5358


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