Psalm 8:6

Hebrew Bible

4 Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them? 5 You made them a little less than the heavenly beings. You crowned mankind with honor and majesty. 6 you appoint them to rule over your creation; you have placed everything under their authority, 7 including all the sheep and cattle, as well as the wild animals, 8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that moves through the currents of the seas.

1 Corinthians 15:27

New Testament

25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be eliminated is death. 27 For he has put everything in subjection under his feet. But when it says “everything” has been put in subjection, it is clear that this does not include the one who put everything in subjection to him. 28 And when all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all. 29 Otherwise, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are they baptized for them?

 Notes and References

"... Seeing Jesus on the heavenly throne is a significant pointer to how the earliest Christians viewed Jesus, beginning from Peter at Pentecost ... 1 Corinthians 15:25-27 brings together Psalm 110:1 and Psalm 8:6. Williams considers the reference to Psalm 110 to be an allusion rather than a citation. There is no introductory formula, and only the words ‘enemy’ and ‘foot’ correspond directly to Psalm 110:1. “God’s right hand” is not mentioned explicitly. Psalm 8 is more clearly a citation. It is followed by the comment: “Now when it says”, although once again there are textual differences between Psalm 8:6 and 1 Corinthians 15:27 ..."

Gibb, Ian Paul and the Psalms: Paul's Hermeneutic and Worldview (pp. 109-110) University of Glasgow, 2017

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