Crowned, Yeshua King of Glory
fucking j4js have no understanding of the bible. Let’s look at the quote in context:
What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou thinkest of him? Yet Thou hast made him but little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet: Sheep and oxen, all of them, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea; whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. - Psalms 8:5-9
1) I assume they think this is a reference to Jesus because of the use of “Son of Man,” apparently ignoring the fact that the phrase appears throughout the hebrew bible and clearly means normal, non-supernatural people. This is even more clear since the first part of the verse is clearly talking about people and the poetic style common throughout the hebrew bible, particularly the psalms, is to doubly repeat sentiments (aka “parallelism”). (This is actually a form borrowed from earlier Ugaritic poetry.)
2) But even if “son of man” meant jesus, this makes no sense. Why would the psalmist ask why god cares about him? Shouldn’t he care about his “only begotten son”?
3) Jesus’ big reward is that he can have all the animals he wants? If anything, this seems like a clear reference to humanity as discussed in Genesis 1:26: “And God said: ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’”
4) “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no salvation.” - Psalms 146:3