New Living Translation
"What are people, that you should make so much of us, that you should think of us so often?
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:17 What, and c. - What is there in that poor, mean, creature called man, miserable man, as this word signifies, which can induce thee to take any notice of him, or to make such account of him? Man is not worthy of thy favour, and he is below thy anger; that thou shouldest concern thyself so much about him, as one near and dear to thee?
LibraryWhether the Souls who are in Heaven or Hell are Able to Go from Thence?
Objection 1: It would seem that the souls in heaven or hell are unable to go from thence. For Augustine says (De Cura pro Mort. xiii): "If the souls of the dead took any part in the affairs of the living, to say nothing of others, there is myself whom not for a single night would my loving mother fail to visit since she followed me by land and sea in order to abide with me": and from this he concludes that the souls of the departed do not mingle in the affairs of the living. But they would be able …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Of the Lack of all Comfort
And what Members of the Holy Body, which is the Church...
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?
"Can a person do anything to help God? Can even a wise person be helpful to him?
In comparison, people are maggots; we mortals are mere worms."
what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?
O LORD, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them?
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