Psalms 8:4

“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What is man, that thou art mindfull of him? and the sonne of man, that thou visitest him?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What is man, that you keep him in mind? the son of man, that you take him into account?
- Basic English Bible

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
- Darby Bible

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
- Webster's Bible

what is man, that you think of him? What is the son of man, that you care for him?
- World English Bible

What [is] man that Thou rememberest him? The son of man that Thou inspectest him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

(8:5) What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou thinkest of him?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 8:4


8:4 What is man - How mean and inconsiderable a thing is man, if compared with thy glorious majesty. Man - Heb. infirm, or miserable man. By which it is apparent that he speaks of man, not according to the state of his creation, but as fallen into a state of sin and misery, and mortality. Mindful - Carest for him, and conferest such high favours upon him. The son - Heb. the son of Adam, that great apostate from God, the sinful son of a sinful father, his son by likeness of disposition and manners, no less than by procreation. All which tends to magnify the following mercy. Visitest - Not in anger, as that word is sometimes used, but with thy grace and mercy.


Discussion for Psalms 8

  • BSP
    When we consider how grand the universe is and how small we are in comparison with it we may be moved to express the words found in verses 3 and 4.
  • Tumise
    I think is the best chapter that God has ever made in the whole world that is my opinion I don't no yours but I know mine but anyways I think the best thing for all christ an,Catholics to do is to is sieve god
  • Irene123
    To Amber - thank-you for replying. I thank Jesus He was able to use me. It was such a 'simple' thing he gave me for you - but such a POWERFUL one!!
  • Amberly
    Thank u so much Irene I will remember that because that has always been a struggle for me. But now i will tell myself that and just know that God knows what's going to happen anyways. he is always in control. i love just talking to other Christians and getting advice and clarity about Gods word so thank u so much it means a lot
  • Irene123
    To Amberly on Ps. 8 - about 'reminding yourself not to worry. Our pastor's wife, at the yearly women's retreat, spoke and among other things she brought out that - worry is a lack of faith. That just opened my spiritual eyes and now when worry comes at me - I repeat , "worry is a lack of faith" and over just a very short period of time I have quit worrying. I just give it to God in prayer.
  • Amberly
    Hi Elaina I prayed for u good for u! Im so glad has done that for your life! And yes I agree if I didn't know the Lord or would b without him we would be so lost and i am so thankful for God!! Glory to him that died for us so that we could be wit h him someday!When i read this I know that God is in control of everything. I always have to remind myself not to worry because he is in control God bles

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