New International Version
LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?
King James Bible
LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him, the son of man, that thou takest thought of him?
World English Bible
Yahweh, what is man, that you care for him? Or the son of man, that you think of him?
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, what is man that Thou knowest him? Son of man, that Thou esteemest him?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lord, what is man - See the notes on Psalm 8:4, Psalm 8:5. What is Adam, that thou approvest of him? Can he do any thing worthy of thy notice? Or the son of feeble perishing man, that thou shouldest hold him in repute? What care, love, and attention, dost thou lavish upon him!
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LibrarySermons on Selected Lessons of the Gospels.
Adoption, a sonship higher than that of nature, 255; frequently mentioned in Holy Scripture, 255, 256; the term of ancient use among the Jews, 256; "raising up seed to brother," 256; used by St. Paul to express the mystery of our adoption in Christ, 256. Adversary, to be agreed with and delivered from, 442; not so Satan, 442; the Law our, so long as we our own, 443; must agree with, by obedience, and so made no longer adversary, 443. Affliction, blessing …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
The Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New.
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?
1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention,
Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgment?
what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
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