Psalm 8 Vs Dominion

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Composed on only 9 verses, Psalm 8 ends two of its verses with semicolon and one verse with a colon. Verse 6 is the embodiment of the all God has done for humanity and ends with a colon, which signifies further explanation is sure to follow. It states, “Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:” (118). The colon emphasizes God’s generosity, and functions as a grammatical representation of the transition of power from God to man over that of the beasts listed in the next verse. The psalmist must have felt overwhelmed with so much emotion, the accompanying music may have been as upbeat as one of Tchaikovsky’s piano piece or a modern day rap battle. Psalm 8 is like seeing the Milky Way
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