Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Psalm 8 -Angel in blue marble

Hi All, 

The picture below  is -of course -one of our own planet earth,  as taken during the Apollo 17 space missions. For me I often call the earth an 'angel in blue marble, as a stunning example of the creation of the Almighty. 


When I see pictures like this, I cannot help but think of one of David's songs,  Psalm 8 , which is my response to those who remain sceptical about G/d or his role in cosmology -

To the conductor, on the gittith, a song of David.א. לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל הַגִּתִּית מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד:
O Adonai, our Master, how mighty is Your name in all the earth, for which You should bestow Your majesty upon the heavens.ב. יְהֹוָה אֲדֹנֵינוּ מָה אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ בְּכָל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר תְּנָה הוֹדְךָ עַל הַשָּׁמָיִם:
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You have established strength because of Your adversaries, in order to put an end to enemy and avenger.ג. מִפִּי עוֹלְלִים | וְיֹנְקִים יִסַּדְתָּ עֹז לְמַעַן צוֹרְרֶיךָ לְהַשְׁבִּית אוֹיֵב וּמִתְנַקֵּם:
When I see Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and stars that You have established,ד. כִּי אֶרְאֶה שָׁמֶיךָ מַעֲשֵׂה אֶצְבְּעֹתֶיךָ יָרֵחַ וְכוֹכָבִים אֲשֶׁר כּוֹנָנְתָּה:
what is man that You should remember him, and the son of man that You should be mindful of him?ה. מָה אֱנוֹשׁ כִּי תִזְכְּרֶנּוּ וּבֶן אָדָם כִּי תִפְקְדֶנּוּ:
Yet You have made him slightly less than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and majesty.ו. וַתְּחַסְּרֵהוּ מְעַט מֵאֱלֹהִים וְכָבוֹד וְהָדָר תְּעַטְּרֵהוּ:
 You give him dominion over the work of Your hands; You have placed everything beneath his feet.ז. תַּמְשִׁילֵהוּ בְּמַעֲשֵׂי יָדֶיךָ כֹּל שַׁתָּה תַחַת רַגְלָיו:
Flocks and cattle, all of them, and also the beasts of the field;ח. צֹנֶה וַאֲלָפִים כֻּלָּם וְגַם בַּהֲמוֹת שָׂדָי:
the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, he traverses the ways of the seas.ט. צִפּוֹר שָׁמַיִם וּדְגֵי הַיָּם עֹבֵר אָרְחוֹת יַמִּים:
O Adonai, our Master, how mighty is Your name in all the earth!י. יְהֹוָה אֲדֹנֵינוּ מָה אַדִּיר שִׁמְךָ בְּכָל הָאָרֶץ:


  1. Hi Hannah

    Always love your posts xxx (:

  2. Hi Ziva ,

    Thanks !!! Hugs and kisses back !! (:

  3. How do you 'say' this in Hebrew?

    1. Lamnatseach 'al hagitit
      mizmor l'David.
      Adonai adoneinu ma adir shimcha
      bechol ha'arets
      asher tena hod'cha
      al hashamayim.

      Mipi ol'lim v'yonekim yisadta oz
      lema'an tsor'recha
      oyev umitnakem.

      Ki ere shamecha
      ma'aseh etsbeotecha
      yareach vechochavim asher konanta.

      Ma enosh ki tizk'renu
      uven adam ki tifkedenu.

      Vatechas'rehu m'at me'elohim
      v'chavod v'hadar t'atrehu.

      bema'asei yadecha
      kol shatah
      tachat raglav.

      Tsoneh va'alafim kulam
      v'gam bahamot sadai.
      Tsipor shamayim udgei
      hayam over orchot yamin.

      Adonai adoneinu ma'adir shimcha bechol ha'arets.

    2. Louise Kavanagh14 May 2014 at 16:15

      There is a cool jazzed up version of this -


    3. Hi Louise ,

      Liked it, thanks ! (:

      [Even if it is via a Messianic congregation, but I'll forgive them for that(:]

  4. Great Psalm. And dare I say this, but the tune that Lou gave us wasn't half bad either....

  5. I like this version- THEY REALLY get into the Psalm! There is something extremely passionate about Jewish people- it's great!



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