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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Psalms 8:3


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    King James Bible - Psalms 8:3

    When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

    World English Bible

    When I consider your heavens, the
    work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;

    Douay-Rheims - Psalms 8:3

    For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    When I consider thy heavens, the
    work of thy fingers; the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

    Original Hebrew

    כי
    3588 אראה 7200 שׁמיך 8064 מעשׂי 4639 אצבעתיך 676 ירח 3394 וכוכבים 3556 אשׁר 834 כוננתה׃ 3559

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    VERSE (3) -
    Ps 19:1; 111:2 Job 22:12; 36:24 Ro 1:20

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:3

    ¶ Cuando veo tus cielos, obra de tus dedos, la luna y las estrellas que t compusiste:

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Psalms 8:3

    Verse 3. When I Consider thy heavens ] hara yk ki ereh; Because I will see. He had often seen the heavens with astonishment, and he purposes to make them
    frequent subjects of contemplation; and he could not behold them without being affected with the skill, contrivance, and power, manifested in their formation.

    The work of thy fingers ] What a view does this give of the majesty of God! The earth is nearly eight thousand English miles in diameter: but to form an adequate conception of its magnitude, we must consider it in its superficial and solid contents. Upon the supposition that the earth's polar diameter is seven thousand nine hundred and forty miles, and its equatorial, seven thousand nine hundred and seventy- seven, (estimates considered to very near approximations to the truth,) the whole superficies of the terraqueous globe will amount to about one hundred and ninety-eight millions, nine hundred and eighty thousand, seven hundred square miles; and its solid contents, in cubic miles will be expressed by the following figures: 264,544,857,944, i.e., two hundred and sixty-four thousand five hundred and forty-four millions, eight hundred and fifty-seven thousand, nine hundred and forty-four. Great as we have shown the bulk of the earth to be, from the most accurate estimates of its diameter it is but small when compared with the bulks of some of the other bodies in the solar system. The planet Herschel, or Georgium Sidus, known on the continent of Europe by the name of Uranus, is eighty times and a half greater than the earth; Saturn, nine hundred and ninety-five times greater; Jupiter, one thousand two hundred and eighty-one times greater; and the sun, the most prodigious body in the system, one million three hundred and eightyfour thousand, four hundred and sixty-two times greater. The circumference of the sun contains not fewer than two millions seven hundred and seventy-seven thousand English miles; and a degree of latitude, which on the earth amounts only to sixty-nine miles and a half, will on the sun (the circle being supposed in both instances to be divided into three hundred and sixty degrees) contain not less than about seven thousand seven hundred and forty miles, a quantity almost equal to the terrestrial axis. But the immense volume (in cubic miles) which the solar surface includes amounts to the following most inconceivable quantity: 366,252,303,118,866,128, i.e., three hundred and sixty six thousand two hundred and fifty- two billions, three hundred and three thousand one hundred and eighteen millions, eight hundred and sixty-six thousand, one hundred and twenty-eight. Notwithstanding the amazing magnitude of the sun, we have abundant reason to believe that some of the fixed stars are much larger; and yet we are told they are the work of GOD'S FINGERS! What a hand, to move, form, and launch these globes! This expression is much more sublime than even that of the prophet: "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out the heavens with a span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure; and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance!" Isa. xl. 12. This is grand; but the heavens being the work OF GOD'S FINGERS is yet more sublime.

    The moon and the stars ] The sun is not mentioned, because the heavens-the moon, planets, and stars-could not have appeared, had he been present. Those he wished to introduce because of their immense variety, and astonishing splendour; and, therefore, he skilfully leaves out the sun, which would have afforded him but one object, and one idea. To have mentioned him with the others would have been as ridiculous in astronomy, as the exhibition of the top and bottom of a vessel would be in perspective. Various critics have endeavoured to restore the SUN to this place: and even Bishop Horsley says, "It is certainly strange that the sun should be omitted, when the moon and the stars are so particularly mentioned." But with great deference to him, and to Dr. Kennicott, who both show how the text may be mended I say, it would be most strange had the psalmist introduced the sun, for the reasons already assigned. The Spirit of God is always right; our head is sometimes, our hearts seldom so.

    Which thou hast ordained ] htnnwk conantah, which thou hast prepared and established. Made their respective spheres, and fitted them for their places. Space to matter, and matter to space; all adjusted in number, weight, and measure.


    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

    כי 3588 אראה 7200 שׁמיך 8064 מעשׂי 4639 אצבעתיך 676 ירח 3394 וכוכבים 3556 אשׁר 834 כוננתה׃ 3559


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