Psalm 115:5
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New American Standard Bible
They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see;

King James Bible
They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

Darby Bible Translation
They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not;

World English Bible
They have mouths, but they don't speak. They have eyes, but they don't see.

Young's Literal Translation
A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They have mouths ... - They are shaped like people, but have none of the attributes of intelligent beings.

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Library
Christian Graces.
FAITH. FAITH! Peter saith, faith, in the very trial of it, is much more precious than gold that perisheth. If so, what is the worth or value that is in the grace itself? Faith is so great an artist in arguing and reasoning with the soul, that it will bring over the hardest heart that it hath to deal with. It will bring to my remembrance at once, both my vileness against God, and his goodness towards me; it will show me, that though I deserve not to breathe in the air, yet God will have me an heir
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

Messiah Derided Upon the Cross
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. F allen man, though alienated from the life of God, and degraded with respect to many of his propensities and pursuits, to a level with the beasts that perish, is not wholly destitute of kind and compassionate feelings towards his fellow-creatures. While self-interest does not interfere, and the bitter passions
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:2
You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led.

1 Kings 18:26
Then they took the ox which was given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, "O Baal, answer us." But there was no voice and no one answered. And they leaped about the altar which they made.

Psalm 115:6
They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell;

Isaiah 44:13
Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line; he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass, and makes it like the form of a man, like the beauty of man, so that it may sit in a house.

Jeremiah 10:5
"Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, For they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good."

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