(extract of the psalm 8 associated to this generation, verses 1, 2 and first part of verse 3 )
- To the conductor, on the gittith, a song of David.
- O Lord, our Master, how mighty is Your name in all the earth, for which You should bestow Your majesty upon the heavens.
- Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings You have established strength …
(extract of the psalm 8 associated to this generation, end of verse 3 and verses 4 to 5 to 10 )
- … because of Your adversaries, in order to put an end to enemy and avenger.
- The defeat of Amacia is the illustration, but this sentence will be verified throughout the history of the Jewish people. Its enemies and detractors will always be defeated and despite the blows to the Jewish people, it will survive and not its enemies.
- When I see Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and stars that You have established,
- what is man that You should remember him, and the son of man that You should be mindful of him?
- The stars recall the divine promise made by God to Abraham, which Jacob and the Jewish people inherited. The stars are eternal and their memory can not be destroyed, God will know how to avenge the children of Israel victims of “his enemies and rancorous opponents”. This is why these stars will be mentioned again in Psalm 147 when it is time for nations to be accountable for the crimes of the Holocaust.
- Yet You have made him slightly less than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and majesty.
- You give him dominion over the work of Your hands; You have placed everything beneath his feet.
- Flocks and cattle, all of them, and also the beasts of the field;
- the birds of the sky and the fish of the sea, he traverses the ways of the seas.
- O Lord, our Master, how mighty is Your name in all the earth!
- The evocation of the works of God and in particular of “what travels the ocean routes” has a significant interest that we will evoke in Psalm 147.