Psalm 144:3
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New Living Translation
O LORD, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about 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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The Church Triumphant
More than eighteen centuries have passed since the apostles rested from their labors, but the history of their toils and sacrifices for Christ's sake is still among the most precious treasures of the church. This history, written under the direction of the Holy Spirit, was recorded in order that by it the followers of Christ in every age might be impelled to greater zeal and earnestness in the cause of the Saviour. The commission that Christ gave to the disciples, they fulfilled. As these messengers
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

The Godly are in Some Sense Already Blessed
I proceed now to the second aphorism or conclusion, that the godly are in some sense already blessed. The saints are blessed not only when they are apprehended by God, but while they are travellers to glory. They are blessed before they are crowned. This seems a paradox to flesh and blood. What, reproached and maligned, yet blessed! A man that looks upon the children of God with a carnal eye and sees how they are afflicted, and like the ship in the gospel which was covered with waves' (Matthew 8:24),
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Scriptural Christianity
"Whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head." Ezek. 33:4. "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost." Acts 4:31. 1. The same expression occurs in the second chapter, where we read, "When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all" (the Apostles, with the women, and the mother of Jesus, and his brethren) "with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Letter Xl to Thomas, Prior of Beverley
To Thomas, Prior of Beverley This Thomas had taken the vows of the Cistercian Order at Clairvaux. As he showed hesitation, Bernard urges his tardy spirit to fulfil them. But the following letter will prove that it was a warning to deaf ears, where it relates the unhappy end of Thomas. In this letter Bernard sketches with a master's hand the whole scheme of salvation. Bernard to his beloved son Thomas, as being his son. 1. What is the good of words? An ardent spirit and a strong desire cannot express
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Hebrews 2:6
For in one place the Scriptures say, "What are mere mortals that you should think about them, or a son of man that you should care for him?

1 Chronicles 16:25
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods.

Job 7:17
"What are people, that you should make so much of us, that you should think of us so often?

Job 14:3
Must you keep an eye on such a frail creature and demand an accounting from me?

Psalm 8:4
what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?

Isaiah 2:22
Don't put your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. What good are they?

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