Hebrews 2:6
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New International Version
But there is a place where someone has testified: "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him?

King James Bible
But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Darby Bible Translation
but one has testified somewhere, saying, What is man, that thou rememberest him, or son of man that thou visitest him?

World English Bible
But one has somewhere testified, saying, "What is man, that you think of him? Or the son of man, that you care for him?

Young's Literal Translation
and one in a certain place did testify fully, saying, 'What is man, that Thou art mindful of him, or a son of man, that Thou dost look after him?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But one in a certain place - This one is David; and the certain place, Psalm 8:4, Psalm 8:5, Psalm 8:6. But why does the apostle use this indeterminate mode of quotation? Because it was common thus to express the testimony of any of the inspired writers; אמר ההוא amar hahu kethab, thus saith a certain scripture. So Philo, De Plant. Noe: Ειπε γαρ που, he saith somewhere; ειπε γαρ τις, a certain person saith. Thus even the heathens were accustomed to quote high authorities; so Plato, Tim.: Ὡς εφη τις, as a certain person saith, meaning Heraclitus. See in Rosenmuller. It is such a mode of quotation as we sometimes use when we speak of a very eminent person who is well known; as that very eminent person, that great philosopher, that celebrated divine, that inspired teacher of the Gentiles, the royal psalmist, the evangelical prophet, hath said. The mode of quotation therefore implies, not ignorance, but reverence.

What is man - This quotation is verbatim from the Septuagint; and, as the Greek is not as emphatic as the Hebrew, I will quote the original: מה אנוש כי תזכרנו ובן אדם כי תפקדנו mah enosh ki thizkerennu, uben Adam ki thiphkedennu; What is miserable man, that thou rememberest him? and the son of Adam, that thou visitest him? The variation of the terms in the original is very emphatic. Adam, אדם, is the name given to man at his creation, and expresses his origin, and generic distinction from all other animals. Enosh, אנוש, which signifies sick, weak, wretched, was never given to him till after his fall. The son of Adam means here, any one or all of the fallen posterity of the first man. That God should remember in the way of mercy these wretched beings, is great condescension; that he should visit them, manifest himself to them, yea, even dwell among them, and at last assume their nature, and give up his life to ransom them from the bitter pains of eternal death, is mercy and love indescribable and eternal.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Hebrews 4:4 For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

Hebrews 5:6 As he said also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify...


Job 7:17,18 What is man, that you should magnify him? and that you should set your heart on him...

Job 15:14 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

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Psalm 8:4-8 What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him...

Psalm 144:3 LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you make account of him!

Isaiah 40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

the son.

Job 25:6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

Psalm 146:3,4 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help...

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die...


Genesis 50:24 And Joseph said to his brothers, I die: and God will surely visit you...

Luke 1:68,78 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people...

Luke 7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and...

September 22. "We See not yet all Things Put under Him, but we See Jesus" (Heb. Ii. 8, 9).
"We see not yet all things put under Him, but we see Jesus" (Heb. ii. 8, 9). How true this is to us all! How many things there are that seem to be stronger than we are, but blessed be His name! they are all in subjection under Him, and we see Jesus crowned above them all; and Jesus is our Head, our representative, our other self, and where He is we shall surely be. Therefore when we fail to see anything that God has promised, and that we have claimed in our experience, let us look up and see it realized
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Destroyer Destroyed
There is something fearful in death. It is frightful even to him that hath the most of faith. It is only the gildings of death, the afterwards, the heaven, the harp, the glory, that maketh death bearable even to the Christian. Death in itself must ever be an unutterably fearful thing to the sons of men. And oh! what ruin doth it work! It darkens the windows of the eyes; it pulls down the polished pillars of the divine architecture of the body; it turns the inhabitant the soul, out of its door, and
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

The Son and the Angels.
HEBREWS i. 4-ii. 18. The most dangerous and persistent error against which the theologians of the New Testament had to contend was the doctrine of emanations. The persistence of this error lay in its affinity with the Christian conception of mediation between God and men; its danger sprang from its complete inconsistency with the Christian idea of the person and work of the Mediator. For the Hebrew conception of God, as the "I AM," tended more and more in the lapse of ages to sever Him from all
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

The Jordan: the Decisive Start. Matthew 3:13-17. Mark 1:9-1Luke
3:21-22. The Anvil of Experience: knowledge only through experience--the Fourth, Daniel 3:25.--three Hebrews, Daniel 3.--Babylonian premier, Daniel 6:16-23.--George Mueller--Jesus made perfect through experience, Hebrews 2:10. 5:8, 9. 7:28, l.c.--all our experiences, Hebrews 2:14-18. Philippians 2:7. Hebrews 4:15, except through sin, Hebrews 4:15, l.c. 7:26. 2 Corinthians 5:21, f.c. 1 Peter 2:22. 1 John 3:5, l.c.--Jesus' suffering, Philippians 2:6-8. Hebrews 2:9, 17, 18. 4:15. His obedience, Luke
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus

Cross References
Job 7:17
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention,

Psalm 8:4
what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

Psalm 144:3
LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?

1 Thessalonians 4:6
and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.

Hebrews 4:4
For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "On the seventh day God rested from all his works."

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