New International Version
"What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention,
King James Bible
What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
Darby Bible Translation
What is man, that thou makest much of him? and that thou settest thy heart upon him?
World English Bible
What is man, that you should magnify him, that you should set your mind on him,
Young's Literal Translation
What is man that Thou dost magnify him? And that Thou settest unto him Thy heart?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What is man that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? - Two different ideas have been drawn from these words: -
1. Man is not worth thy notice; why therefore dost thou contend with him?
2. How astonishing is thy kindness that thou shouldest fix thy heart - thy strongest affections, on such a poor, base, vile, impotent creature as man, (אנוש enosh), that thou shouldest so highly exalt him beyond all other creatures, and mark him with the most particular notice of thy providence and grace!
The paraphrase of Calmet is as follows: "Does man, such as he at present is, merit thy attention! What is man that God should make it his business to examine, try, prove, and afflict him? Is it not doing him too much honor to think thus seriously about him? O Lord! I am not worthy that thou shouldest concern thyself about me!"
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I would not live alway.--JOB 7:16. And I said, O that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away, and be at rest. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. In this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.--Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. …
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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?
"Can a man be of benefit to God? Can even a wise person benefit him?
how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot-- a human being, who is only a worm!"
what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?
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