what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?
what are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us?
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?
What is man, that you keep him in mind? the son of man, that you take him into account?
what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?
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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.
4 tn The two imperfect verbal forms in v. 4 describe God’s characteristic activity.