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Hebrews 2:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But one hath somewhere testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But one has testified somewhere, saying, “WHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM? OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but one has testified somewhere, saying, What is man, that thou rememberest him, or son of man that thou visitest him?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But one somewhere hath borne witness, saying—What is man, that thou shouldst make mention of him? Or the son of man, that thou shouldst put him in charge?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and one in a certain place did testify fully, saying, 'What is man, that Thou art mindful of him, or a son of man, that Thou dost look after him?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But one in a certain place hath testified, saying: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But one in a certaine place testified, saying: What is man, that thou art mindfull of him: or the Sonne of man that thou visitest him?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But, as the scripture testifieth and saith, What is man, that thou rememberedst him, and the Son of man, that thou didst visit him?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But as the scripture testifieth, and saith: What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou attendest to him?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
one 5100
{5100} Prime
τὶς
tis
{tis}
An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
in a certain place 4225
{4225} Prime
πού
pou
{poo}
Genitive case of πός [[pos]], an indefinite pronoun (some) otherwise obsolete (compare G4214); as adverb of place, somewhere, that is, nearly.
testified, 1263
{1263} Prime
διαμαρτύρομαι
diamarturomai
{dee-am-ar-too'-rom-ahee}
From G1223 and G3140; to attest or protest earnestly, or (by implication) hortatively.
z5662
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
saying, 3004
{3004} Prime
λέγω
lego
{leg'-o}
A primary verb; properly to 'lay' forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean.
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
What 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
man, 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
thou art mindful 3403
{3403} Prime
μιμνῄσκω
mimnesko
{mim-nace'-ko}
A prolonged form of G3415 (from which some of the tenses are borrowed); to remind, that is, (middle voice) to recall to mind.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
of him? 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
or 2228
{2228} Prime

e
{ay}
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.
the son 5207
{5207} Prime
υἱός
huios
{hwee-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'son' (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship.
of man, 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
thou visitest 1980
{1980} Prime
ἐπισκέπτομαι
episkeptomai
{ep-ee-skep'-tom-ahee}
Middle voice from G1909 and the base of G4649; to inspect, that is, (by implication) to select; by extension to go to see, relieve.
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
him? 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 2:6

_ _ But — It is not to angels the Gospel kingdom is subject, BUT ...

_ _ one ... testified — the usual way of quoting Scripture to readers familiar with it. Psalms 8:5-7 praises Jehovah for exalting MAN, so as to subject all the works of God on earth to him: this dignity having been lost by the first Adam, is realized only in Christ the Son of man, the Representative Man and Head of our redeemed race. Thus Paul proves that it is to MAN, not to angels, that God has subjected the “world to come.” In Hebrews 2:6-8, MAN is spoken of in general (“him ... him ... his); then at Hebrews 2:9, first JESUS is introduced as fulfilling, as man, all the conditions of the prophecy, and passing through death Himself; and so consequently bringing us men, His “brethren,” to “glory and honor.”

_ _ What, etc. — How insignificant in himself, yet how exalted by God’s grace! (Compare Psalms 144:3). The Hebrew,Enosh” and “Ben-Adam,” express “man” and “Son of man” in his weakness: “Son of man” is here used of any and every child of man: unlike, seemingly, the lord of creation, such as he was originally (Genesis 1:1-2:25), and such as he is designed to be (Psalms 8:1-9), and such as he actually is by title and shall hereafter more fully be in the person of, and in union with, Jesus, pre-eminently the Son of man (Hebrews 2:9).

_ _ art mindful — as of one absent.

_ _ visitestlookest after him, as one present.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 2:5-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 2:6

What is man — To the vast expanse of heaven, to the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained! This psalm seems to have been composed by David, in a clear, moonshiny, and starlight night, while he was contemplating the wonderful fabric of heaven; because in his magnificent description of its luminaries, he takes no notice of the sun, the most glorious of them all. The words here cited concerning dominion were doubtless in some sense applicable to Adam; although in their complete and highest sense, they belong to none but the second Adam. Or the son of man, that thou visitest him — The sense rises: we are mindful of him that is absent; but to visit, denotes the care of a present God. Psalms 8:4.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 2:6

(4) But one in a certain place testified, saying, (g) What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the (h) son of man, that thou visitest him?

(4) He shows that the use of this kingly dignity exists in this, that men might not only in Christ recognise the dignity which they have lost, but also might be through him advanced above all things, which dignity of men David describes most excellently.

(g) What is there in man that you should have such a great regard for him, and do him that honour?

(h) He refers to all the citizens of the heavenly kingdom as they are considered to be, before God gives them the freedom of that city in Christ, man, and sons of man.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
in:

Hebrews 4:4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
Hebrews 5:6 As he saith also in another [place], Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

What:

Job 7:17-18 What [is] man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? ... And [that] thou shouldest visit him every morning, [and] try him every moment?
Job 15:14 What [is] man, that he should be clean? and [he which is] born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
Psalms 8:4-8 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? ... The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas.
Psalms 144:3 LORD, what [is] man, that thou takest knowledge of him! [or] the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
Isaiah 40:17 All nations before him [are] as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

the son:

Job 25:6 How much less man, [that is] a worm? and the son of man, [which is] a worm?
Psalms 146:3-4 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help. ... His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Isaiah 51:12 I, [even] I, [am] he that comforteth you: who [art] thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man [that] shall die, and of the son of man [which] shall be made [as] grass;

visitest:

Genesis 50:24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Luke 1:68 Blessed [be] the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luke 7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
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Gn 50:24. Jb 7:17; 15:14; 25:6. Ps 8:4; 144:3; 146:3. Is 40:17; 51:12. Lk 1:68, 78; 7:16. He 4:4; 5:6. 1P 1:11.

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