New International Version
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but 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 can't speak. They have eyes, but they can't see.
Young's Literal Translation
A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,
Psalm 135:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The idols of the heathen - This verse and the following, to the end of the 18th, are almost word for word the same as Psalm 115:4-8 (note), where see the notes.
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LibraryWhat Pleases God.
"Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places."--Psalm 135:6. "Was Gott gefaellt, mein frommes Kind." Gerhardt. transl., Sarah Findlater, 1858 What God decrees, child of His love, Take patiently, though it may prove The storm that wrecks thy treasure here, Be comforted! thou needst not fear What pleases God. The wisest will is God's own will; Rest on this anchor, and be still; For peace around thy path shall flow, When only wishing here …
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther
Notes on the First Century:
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands.
They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.
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