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

  • Mild Bill
    Alex, There is no"ultimate goal"in eternity,no end of "eternity",something we as finite beings have trouble grasping,until we are born again, and even then are limited in understanding. God will be glorified in the sight of all his creation,ad infinitum. Rev.20:10 God casts/destroys Satan in the lake of fire,not we.Study more carefully.May God's mercy be upon you and grace given to you.
  • Alex
    God's untimate goal is to destroy his enemy which is man's carnal mind, Satan's head, thats he rebuked Peter calling him Satan. It was Peter's carnal mind which is Satan's head, thus that good seed of Gen 3 v 15 will CRUSH SATAN'S HEAD WHICH BRUISED CHRIST' FEET AT THE CROSS. THUS THE BLOOD AND THE WATER IMPLIES A BIRTH OF CHRIST IN US, THUS THE BABES AND THE SUCKLINGS THAT WILL DESTROY HIS ENEMY
  • Alex
    Malachi says in that last N terrible day of the lord God wd sent Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the Children,Jesus said the good seed are the CHILDREN of the kingdom which is gonna be sown in our hearts resulting in a birth of these CHILDREN IN US WHICH IS THE NEW BIRTH, UNLESS YOU RECEIVE THE KINGDOM AS A LIL CHILD YOU WILL IN NO WISE ENTER THERE IN.SHE BROUGHT FORTH A MANCHILD T HOLY GHOST.
  • Alex
    GBU DISCIPLE NO its not about us mimicing a lil child, its about Christ being formed in us via his seed a spritual pregnancy, Gestation in the spritual realm, that which is born of the spirit IS SPIRIT Real faith is like SPRITUAL Pregnancy a Pregnant woman has the substance of things hoped for the Evidence of things NOT SEEN, My lil children of whom i TRAVAIL IN BIRTH TILL CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU.
  • A disciple
    "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength..." Alex, this is about innocence and humility and a childlike faith; not about forcing EVERY Scripture to be about supporting a certain notion we might have! For some time I was very heavily into reading about TRULY great Saints' experiences and faith. But simply reading and pumping myself up "about faith" isn't the same thing!
  • Alex
    Jesus saw his unborn children when he said out of the mouths of babes and sucklings thou has perfected praise as Isaiah said he wd see his seed and be satisfied. His children are spirits/Gods as God is spirit, His seed is the word AND TO WHOM THE WORD CAME IT made them Gods. His children are GODS The great Promise was i will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven thus the SOWERS AND HIS SEED

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