English Standard Version
What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him,
King James Bible
What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
Darby Bible Translation
What is man, that thou makest much of him? and that thou settest thy heart upon him?
World English Bible
What is man, that you should magnify him, that you should set your mind on him,
Young's Literal Translation
What is man that Thou dost magnify him? And that Thou settest unto him Thy heart?
Job 7:17 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
17 What is man that Thou magnifiest him,
And that Thou turnest Thy heart toward him,
18 And visitest him every morning,
Triest him every moment?
19 How long dost Thou not look away from me,
Nor lettest me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
The questions in Job 7:17. are in some degree a parody on Psalm 8:5, comp. Psalm 144:3, Lamentations 3:23. There it is said that God exalts puny man to a kingly and divine position among His creatures, and distinguishes him continually with new tokens of His favour; here, that instead of ignoring him, He makes too much of him, by selecting him, perishable as he is, as the object of ever new and ceaseless sufferings. כּמּה, quamdiu, Job 7:19, is construed with the praet. instead of the fut.: how long will it continue that Thou turnest not away Thy look of anger from me? as the synonymous עד־מתי, quousque, is sometimes construed with the praet. instead of the fut., e.g., Psalm 80:5. "Until I swallow my spittle" is a proverbial expression for the minimum of time.
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When shall I arise, and the night be gone?--JOB 7:4. Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh. Yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.--He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. …
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It has been testified somewhere, "What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him?
"Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
how much less man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm!"
what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?
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