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

  • A disciple
    servant (cont.) The Born From Above are passed from death to life, from the power of Satan unto GOD. Remember how Cain's countenance fell, and he became so angry that he killed his brother? Because his own works were evil, and he was not respected by God because of HIS HYPOCRISY AND FALSENESS OF CHARACTER! It wasn't Abel who was the liar and the hypocrite! It was the one who despised the Saviour!
  • A disciple
    servant; however, contrary to the 'holier than thou' Pharisee, who wouldn't repent himself, but could only go about as an adversary and accuser of the Lord and His disciples; it was the sinners, the tax gatherers and the harlots, who repented and became disciples, who were justified in God's sight. Better look to the beam in one's own eye first!
  • Servant of God
    Paul here quoting psalms and making the argument that born again hang their hat on that Jesus saved us from sin in the flesh by destroying the devil who is the fear of death. But the devil still holds sway on planet earth and born again are like the pharasee holding fast to false arguements that there salvation is assured no matter how hypocritical they show themsevles to be. God has no respect!
  • BSP
    Verse 1 reminds us that we need to pay more than the usual attention due to the critical times and the last days of this system that we are living in.
  • Lilly
    Jesus gives us hope and courage, which help us to overcome anxiety
  • Steve morrow
    HEB 2:1 THEREFORE WE OUGHT TO GIVE THE MORE EARNEST HEED TO THE THINGS WHICH WE HAVE HEARD LEST AT ANY TIME WE SHOULD LET THEM SLIP LUKE 8:21 AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM MY MOTHER AND MY BRETHREN ARE THESE WHICH HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND DO IT ACTS 27:25 WHEREFORE SIRS BE OF GOOD CHEER FOR I BELIEVE GOD THAT IT SHALL BE EVEN AS IT WAS TOLD ME

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