'Mankind' in the Bible
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, and that you pay attention to them?
Mankind does not know its place; it cannot be found in the land of the living.
And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"
Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them,
and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? You grant mankind honor and majesty;
Your justice is like the highest mountains, your fairness like the deepest sea; you preserve mankind and the animal kingdom.
You make mankind return to the dust, and say, "Return, O people!"
The heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to mankind.
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?
so that mankind might acknowledge your mighty acts, and the majestic splendor of your kingdom.
"To you, O people, I call out, and my voice calls to all mankind.
In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind.