Don’t let men be defiant! 6
May the nations be judged in your presence!
Let the nations know they are mere mortals! 8 (Selah)
Like a flower in the field it flourishes,
1 tn Heb “What is man[kind]?” The singular noun אֱנוֹשׁ (’enosh, “man”) is used here in a collective sense and refers to the human race.
2 tn Heb “remember him.”
3 tn Heb “and the son of man.” The phrase “son of man” is used here in a collective sense and refers to human beings. For other uses of the phrase in a collective or representative manner, see Num 23:19; Ps 146:3; Isa 51:12.
5 sn Rise up,
6 tn Or “prevail.”
7 tn Heb “place,
8 tn Heb “let the nations know they [are] man[kind]”; i.e., mere human beings (as opposed to God).
9 tn Heb “[as for] mankind, like grass [are] his days.” The Hebrew noun אֱנוֹשׁ (’enosh) is used here generically of human beings. What is said is true of all mankind.