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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They have mouths ... - They are shaped like people, but have none of the attributes of intelligent beings.
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
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.
They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell;
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.
"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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