Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?

King James Version

LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Holman Bible

Lord, what is man, that You care for him, the son of man, that You think of him?

International Standard Version

LORD, what are human beings, that you should care about them, or mortal man, that you should think about him?

A Conservative Version

LORD, what is man, that thou take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that thou make account of him?

American Standard Version

Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?

Amplified

Lord, what is man that You take notice of him? Or [the] son of man that You take account of him?

Darby Translation

Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him, the son of man, that thou takest thought of him?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

LORD, what is man that thou knowest him? or the son of man, that thou esteemeth him?

Julia Smith Translation

O Jehovah, what is man and thou wilt know him? the son of man, and thou wilt reckon him?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

O Yahweh, what [is] humankind that you take knowledge of him, [or the] son of man that you take thought of him?

Modern King James verseion

O Jehovah, what is man that You take knowledge of him! Or the son of man, that You esteem him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him? Or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?

NET Bible

O Lord, of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should be concerned about them?

New Heart English Bible

LORD, what is man, that you care for him? Or the son of man, that you think of him?

The Emphasized Bible

O Yahweh! what is the earthborn, And yet thou hast acknowledged him, - the son of a mortal, And yet thou hast taken account of him:

Webster

LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

World English Bible

Yahweh, what is man, that you care for him? Or the son of man, that you think of him?

Youngs Literal Translation

Jehovah, what is man that Thou knowest him? Son of man, that Thou esteemest him?

References

Context Readings

A King's Prayer

2 My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. 3 O LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him? 4 Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.


Cross References

Psalm 8:4

What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?

Hebrews 2:6

But one has testified somewhere, saying, "WHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM? OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?

Job 7:17

"What is man that You magnify him, And that You are concerned about him,

Job 15:14

"What is man, that he should be pure, Or he who is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?

Psalm 146:3-4

Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.

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