Psalm 144:3
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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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Commentary
Clarke'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!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what is man

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

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

Job 16:14 He breaks me with breach on breach, he runs on me like a giant.

Hebrews 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man that you visit him?

or the son

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

Library
Sermons on Selected Lessons of the Gospels.
Adoption, a sonship higher than that of nature, [482]255; frequently mentioned in Holy Scripture, [483]255, [484]256; the term of ancient use among the Jews, [485]256; "raising up seed to brother," [486]256; used by St. Paul to express the mystery of our adoption in Christ, [487]256. Adversary, to be agreed with and delivered from, [488]442; not so Satan, [489]442; the Law our, so long as we our own, [490]443; must agree with, by obedience, and so made no longer adversary, [491]443. Affliction, blessing
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

The Resemblance Between the Old Testament and the New.
1. Introduction, showing the necessity of proving the similarity of both dispensations in opposition to Servetus and the Anabaptists. 2. This similarity in general. Both covenants truly one, though differently administered. Three things in which they entirely agree. 3. First general similarity, or agreement--viz. that the Old Testament, equally with the New, extended its promises beyond the present life, and held out a sure hope of immortality. Reason for this resemblance. Objection answered. 4.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Hebrews 2:6
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.

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

Job 14:3
Do you fix your eye on them? Will you bring them before you for judgment?

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

Isaiah 2:22
Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?

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