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

  • James
    God is good it sums up God is bigger than we are through His wisdom He holds all things in the palm of His hands Glory be His forever and ever Amen
  • Donald Haynes
    This paslm is a blessing to my very soul when I consider how frail a human being we all are yet God hold us in is hands and preserve us praise be his holy name
  • 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

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