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Psalm 144:3 ASV
Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?
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Psalm 144:3 BBE
Lord, what is man, that you keep him in mind? or the son of man that you take him into account?
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Psalm 144:3 CEB
What are human beings, LORD, that you know them at all? What are human beings that you even consider them?
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Psalm 144:3 CJB
ADONAI, what are mere mortals, that you notice them at all; humans, that you think about them?
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Psalm 144:3 RHE
(143-3) Lord, what is man, that thou art made known to him? or the son of man, that thou makest account of him?
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Psalm 144:3 ESV
O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?
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Psalm 144:3 GW
O LORD, what are humans that you should care about them? What are mere mortals that you should think about them?
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Psalm 144:3 GNT
Lord, what are mortals, that you notice them; mere mortals, that you pay attention to us?
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Psalm 144:3 HNV
LORD, what is man, that you care for him? Or the son of man, that you think of him?
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Psalm 144:3 CSB
Lord, what is man, that You care for him, the son of man, that You think of him?
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Psalm 144:3 KJV
LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
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Psalm 144:3 LEB
O Yahweh, what [is] humankind that you take knowledge of him, [or the] son of man that you take thought of him?
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Psalm 144:3 NAS
O LORD , what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You think of him?
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Psalm 144:3 NCV
Lord, why are people important to you? Why do you even think about human beings?
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Psalm 144:3 NIRV
Lord, what is a human being that you take care of him? What is a son of man that you think about him?
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Psalm 144:3 NIV
O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?
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Psalm 144:3 NKJV
Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
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Psalm 144:3 NLT
O LORD, what are mortals that you should notice us, mere humans that you should care for us?
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Psalm 144:3 NRS
O Lord, what are human beings that you regard them, or mortals that you think of them?
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Psalm 144:3 RSV
O LORD, what is man that thou dost regard him, or the son of man that thou dost think of him?
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Psalm 144:3 DBY
Jehovah, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him, the son of man, that thou takest thought of him?
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Psalm 144:3 MSG
I wonder why you care, God - why do you bother with us at all?
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Psalm 144:3 WBT
LORD, what [is] man, that thou takest knowledge of him! [or] the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
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Psalm 144:3 TMB
LORD, what is man that Thou takest notice of him? Or the son of man that Thou makest account of him?
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Psalm 144:3 TNIV
LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?
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Psalm 144:3 WEB
Yahweh, what is man, that you care for him? Or the son of man, that you think of him?
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Psalm 144:3 WYC
Lord, what is a man, for thou hast made (thyself) known to him; either the son of man, for thou areckonest him of some value? (Lord, what is man, that thou hast taken notice of him?/that thou carest for him? or the son of a man, that thou reckonest, or esteemest, him of some value?)
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Psalm 144:3 YLT
Jehovah, what [is] man that Thou knowest him? Son of man, that Thou esteemest him?
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Psalms 144 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 144

David acknowledges the great goodness of God, and prays for help. (1-8) He prays for the prosperity of his kingdom. (9-15)

Verses 1-8 When men become eminent for things as to which they have had few advantages, they should be more deeply sensible that God has been their Teacher. Happy those to whom the Lord gives that noblest victory, conquest and dominion over their own spirits. A prayer for further mercy is fitly begun with a thanksgiving for former mercy. There was a special power of God, inclining the people of Israel to be subject to David; it was typical of the bringing souls into subjection to the Lord Jesus. Man's days have little substance, considering how many thoughts and cares of a never-dying soul are employed about a poor dying body. Man's life is as a shadow that passes away. In their highest earthly exaltation, believers will recollect how mean, sinful, and vile they are in themselves; thus they will be preserved from self-importance and presumption. God's time to help his people is, when they are sinking, and all other helps fail.

Verses 9-15 Fresh favours call for fresh returns of thanks; we must praise God for the mercies we hope for by his promise, as well as those we have received by his providence. To be saved from the hurtful sword, or from wasting sickness, without deliverance from the dominion of sin and the wrath to come, is but a small advantage. The public prosperity David desired for his people, is stated. It adds much to the comfort and happiness of parents in this world, to see their children likely to do well. To see them as plants, not as weeds, not as thorns; to see them as plants growing, not withered and blasted; to see them likely to bring forth fruit unto God in their day; to see them in their youth growing strong in the Spirit. Plenty is to be desired, that we may be thankful to God, generous to our friends, and charitable to the poor; otherwise, what profit is it to have our garners full? Also, uninterrupted peace. War brings abundance of mischiefs, whether it be to attack others or to defend ourselves. And in proportion as we do not adhere to the worship and service of God, we cease to be a happy people. The subjects of the Saviour, the Son of David, share the blessings of his authority and victories, and are happy because they have the Lord for their God.

Psalms 144 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 144

Psalms 144:1-15 . David's praise of God as his all-sufficient help is enhanced by a recognition of the intrinsic worthlessness of man. Confidently imploring God's interposition against his enemies, he breaks forth into praise and joyful anticipations of the prosperity of his kingdom, when freed from vain and wicked men.