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

  • Kimray
    This Psalm isn't about man, this psalm is about The Lord Jesus Christ! It is prophetic in nature, It is about the revelation of God to man, through Christ Jesus, for he has declared him! What is man? And the Son of man? These are About Jesus! As said Paul in Heb 2:7, and 2:9, This is Jesus! The Heavens are made wonderfully, but nothing is as wonderful as The Lord!
  • David
    David, the apple of God's eye, his place in the pantheon of prophets and Kings who love the Lord of Heaven and earth is secure. He rebuked his wife Mishal when she scorned his wild devotion before the Ark of the Covenant.."I will praise the Lord as it pleases God. He is in the lineage of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, whose Father was God in that she was with no man. She was worthy for she
  • Phyllis E Johnson
    Psalms 8, is so eloquent as a reminder of the redemption of man at the cross, we have been restored by Our Big brother Lord Jesus. Being a small re-creation of GOD, is priceless. I ask all of you to represent Lord Jesus, is Love, and renounce the barbaric behavior of Satan. Our GOD is spectacular and he wants all of heaven to see his magnificent handy work!
  • A disciple
    "What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?" Like the way that the verses about God and His greatness and glory surround the mentioning of man; we find ourselves, a being created to be replications of God, standing now at a distance wondering what we are at all. The Word of God in the Scriptures ALONE has the true record of why we are in this case.
  • Sandra Carvalho
    It is my favorite Psalms. I read it every morning to start my day.
  • 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

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