Hebrews 2:6

“But one in a certaine place testified, saying: What is man, that thou art mindfull of him: or the Sonne of man that thou visitest him?”

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Other Translations

But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
- King James Version

But one has testified somewhere, saying, "WHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM? OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But one hath somewhere testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But a certain writer has given his witness, saying, What is man, that you keep him in mind? what is the son of man, that you take him into account?
- Basic English Bible

but one has testified somewhere, saying, What is man, that thou rememberest him, or son of man that thou visitest him?
- Darby Bible

But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
- Webster's Bible

But, as we know, a writer has solemnly said, "How poor a creature is man, and yet Thou dost remember him, and a son of man, and yet Thou dost come to him!
- Weymouth Bible

But one has somewhere testified, saying, "What is man, that you think of him? Or the son of man, that you care for him?
- World English Bible

But sum man witnesside in a place, and seide, What thing is man, that thou art myndeful of hym, or mannus sone, for thou visitist hym?
- Wycliffe Bible

and one in a certain place did testify fully, saying, `What is man, that Thou art mindful of him, or a son of man, that Thou dost look after him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 2:6


2:6 What is man - To the vast expanse of heaven, to the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained! This psalm seems to have been composed by David, in a clear, moonshiny, and starlight night, while he was contemplating the wonderful fabric of heaven; because in his magnificent description of its luminaries, he takes no notice of the sun, the most glorious of them all. The words here cited concerning dominion were doubtless in some sense applicable to Adam; although in their complete and highest sense, they belong to none but the second Adam. Or the son of man, that thou visitest him - The sense rises: we are mindful of him that is absent; but to visit, denotes the care of a present God. #Psa 8:4|.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 2:6


Heb 2:6 But one in a certain place testified. David, in Ps 8:4-6.

Discussion for Hebrews 2

  • Dudley House
    Paul in making reference to David's question in Psalms - 'What is man that though art mindful of him and The Son of man that though visitest Him? is focussing on the very heart of the gospel. The extreme nature of the love of God is the full and complete answer to Davids somewhat rhetorical question and it defines it through the amazing provision of The Son of Man Christ in His earthen vessel form, voyaging to earth the first time to embrace all the children of Adam within His great arms of Love. By 'coming to ourselves' and trudging off toward home we are expected to be a long way off and The Father in Jesus runs to meet us. It is not until we are safely in His arms that we are enabled to confess the absolute depravity of our motives and cease from attempting to be but one of His hired servants. What a testimony to the love of the Father that He completely ignores our protestations and our very catholic tendencies to ingratiate ourselves back into His Kingdom Estate. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. And be therefore ready when He comes in the clouds of Glory to throw His Robe of Righteousness over your shoulder - place a ring on your finger and place sandals of peace upon your feet.
  • Eder Emmett Hill, Jr.
    Yes, born again steadfast believers will be ready when Jesus comes, exempt from the cut, they are the chosen elect
  • Dorothy Tillis
    JESUS CHRIST did say I am the way the truth and the light, no man cometh unto the FATHER except through by me. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. No sinner has eternal life. The only blood sacrifice that is acceptable by GOD is JESUS CHRIST; WHO came into the world to die for the sins of the world, for the remission, forgiveness of sin. Confess JESUS with your mouth.
  • Sylvia
    I agree with Hary Collins, Jesus Christ is our only hope of salvation. I pray that we repent seek him while he can still be found. The Day of the Lord is coming! Will God's people be ready?
  • Guyson Liberal for verse 3
    I love it and want to obey and follow my jesus
  • John madden for verse 2
    If under the law they were found guilt .how much more by disobeying the gospel

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