Psalm 144:3
New International Version
LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?

New Living Translation
O LORD, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them?

English Standard Version
O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?

Berean Study Bible
O LORD, what is man, that You regard him, the son of man that You think of him?

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

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, what is a human that you care for him, a son of man that you think of him?

Contemporary English Version
Why do we humans mean anything to you, our LORD? Why do you care about us?

Good News Translation
LORD, what are mortals, that you notice them; mere mortals, that you pay attention to us?

Holman Christian Standard 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?

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?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, what is a son of man that you know him, and a son of man that you think much of him?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, what are humans that you should care about them? What are mere mortals that you should think about them?

JPS Tanakh 1917
LORD, what is man, that Thou takest knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that Thou makest account of him?

New American Standard 1977
O LORD, what is man, that Thou dost take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that Thou dost think of him?

Jubilee Bible 2000
LORD, what is man that thou knowest him? or the son of man, that thou esteemeth him?

King James 2000 Bible
LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you make account of him!

American King James Version
LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you 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?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of man, that thou takest account of him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to 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?

English Revised Version
LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him? or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?

Webster's Bible Translation
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?

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, what is man that Thou knowest him? Son of man, that Thou esteemest him?
Study Bible
Blessed Be the LORD, My Rock
2He is my loving devotion and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. 3O LORD, what is man, that You regard him, the son of man that You think of him? 4Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.…
Cross References
Hebrews 2:6
But somewhere it is testified in these words: "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You care for him?

1 Chronicles 16:25
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

Job 7:17
What is man that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart upon him,

Job 14:3
Do You open your eyes to one like this? Will You bring him into judgment before You?

Psalm 8:4
what is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You care for him?

Isaiah 2:22
Put no more trust in man, who has only the breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?

Treasury of Scripture

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

what is man

Psalm 8:4
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Job 7:17
What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

Job 16:14
He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.

or the son

Psalm 146:3,4
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help…







Lexicon
O LORD,
יְֽהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

what
מָה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is man,
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

that You regard him,
וַתֵּדָעֵ֑הוּ (wat·tê·ḏā·‘ê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

the son of man
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

that
אֱ֝נ֗וֹשׁ (’ĕ·nō·wōš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

You think of him?
וַֽתְּחַשְּׁבֵֽהוּ׃ (wat·tə·ḥaš·šə·ḇê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account
(3) See Psalm 8:4.

Verse 3. - Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! (comp. Job 7:17, 18; Psalm 8:4). Or the sea of man, that thou makest account of him! It enhances our estimate of God's goodness to consider the insignificance and unworthiness of the creatures on whom he bestows it. 144:1-8 When men become eminent for things as to which they have had few advantages, they should be more deeply sensible that God has been their Teacher. Happy those to whom the Lord gives that noblest victory, conquest and dominion over their own spirits. A prayer for further mercy is fitly begun with a thanksgiving for former mercy. There was a special power of God, inclining the people of Israel to be subject to David; it was typical of the bringing souls into subjection to the Lord Jesus. Man's days have little substance, considering how many thoughts and cares of a never-dying soul are employed about a poor dying body. Man's life is as a shadow that passes away. In their highest earthly exaltation, believers will recollect how mean, sinful, and vile they are in themselves; thus they will be preserved from self-importance and presumption. God's time to help his people is, when they are sinking, and all other helps fail.
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