Job 7:17
Good News Translation
Why are people so important to you? Why pay attention to what they do?

Contemporary English Version
What makes you so concerned about us humans?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What is a man, that thou shouldst magnify him or why dost thou set thy heart upon him?

New American Bible
What are human beings, that you make much of them, or pay them any heed?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

What is a man, that thou shouldst magnify him or why dost thou set thy heart upon him?

What is man.

Psalm 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psalm 144:3 Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?

Hebrews 2:6 But one in a certain place hath testified, saying: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

magnify.

Job 7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou hast enclosed me in a prison?

1 Samuel 24:14 After whom dost thou pursue? After a dead dog, after a flea.

set thine.

Job 34:14,15 If he turn his heart to him, he shall draw his spirit and breath unto himself. . . .

Context
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
16I have done with hope, I shall now live no longer: spare me, for my days are nothing. 17What is a man, that thou shouldst magnify him or why dost thou set thy heart upon him?18Thou visitest him early in the morning, and thou provest him suddenly.…
Cross References
Hebrews 2:6
But one in a certain place hath testified, saying: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Job 22:2
Can man be compared with God, even though he were of perfect knowledge?

Job 25:6
How much more is man than rottenness and the son of man than a worm?

Psalm 8:4
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psalm 144:3
Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?

Additional Translations
What is man that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart upon him,What is man, that you should magnify him? and that you should set your heart on him?

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him, And that thou shouldest set thy mind upon him,

For what is man, that thou hast magnified him? or that thou givest heed to him?

What is man, that thou makest much of him? and that thou settest thy heart upon him?

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him, and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him,

What is man, that thou shouldst magnify him? and that thou shouldst set thy heart upon him?

What is man, that you should magnify him, that you should set your mind on him,

What is man that Thou dost magnify him? And that Thou settest unto him Thy heart?
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