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

  • Lilian
    Our God is God Jehovah Jireh; Shalom The Lover of my Soul. Hosannah in the Highest; How Great Thou Art Lord. Thank you for your Blood Jesus that shed for us . There is no other above name its only Jesus. I love you and trust you Jesus forever amen
  • Favien
    Reminds me of my Saviour how powerful and mindful of our needs to live here. Thank you Dad. I love U Jesus!
  • Willie
    I LOVE this book called psalms, because it tells me that the GOD I serve is GOD and he is excellent in every way, HOW I know? Because he paid the price for my salvation, and I live because he lives
  • Miriam
    While I read this morning I thought about all the good and mighty things that God has done for me he give me his Grace and mercy and I thank him for keeping me alive.
  • Liberty
    l can understant that l am given power to dominate nature , God is great
  • Jim
    As I was walking to work this morning, I gazed up to the sky and saw a blue sky and the bright quarter moon and bright stars and could only say "how great thou art, Lord."

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