Psalm 115:8
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New Living Translation
And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

King James Bible
They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

Darby Bible Translation
They that make them are like unto them, every one that confideth in them.

World English Bible
Those who make them will be like them; yes, everyone who trusts in them.

Young's Literal Translation
Nor do they mutter through their throat, Like them are their makers, Every one who is trusting in them.

Psalm 115:8 Parallel
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

115:8 Are like them - As void of all sense or reason as their images.

Psalm 115:8 Parallel Commentaries

Triumph Over Death and the Grave
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin: and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. T he Christian soldier may with the greatest propriety, be said to war a good warfare (I Timothy 1:18) . He is engaged in a good cause. He fights under the eye of the Captain of his salvation. Though he be weak in himself, and though his enemies are many and mighty, he may do that which in other soldiers
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Divine Support and Protection
[What shall we say then to these things?] If God be for us, who can be against us? T he passions of joy or grief, of admiration or gratitude, are moderate when we are able to find words which fully describe their emotions. When they rise very high, language is too faint to express them; and the person is either lost in silence, or feels something which, after his most laboured efforts, is too big for utterance. We may often observe the Apostle Paul under this difficulty, when attempting to excite
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

The Last Supper
189. On Thursday Jesus and his disciples returned to Jerusalem for the last time. Knowing the temper of the leaders, and the danger of arrest at any time, Jesus was particularly eager to eat the Passover with his disciples (Luke xxii. 15), and he sent two of them--Luke names them as Peter and John--to prepare for the supper. In a way which would give no information to such a one as Judas, he directed them carefully how to find the house where a friend would provide them the upper room that was needed
Rush Rhees—The Life of Jesus of Nazareth

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 115:7
They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound.

Psalm 135:18
And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them.

Isaiah 41:24
But no! You are less than nothing and can do nothing at all. Those who choose you pollute themselves.

Isaiah 44:9
How foolish are those who manufacture idols. These prized objects are really worthless. The people who worship idols don't know this, so they are all put to shame.

Hosea 9:10
The LORD says, "O Israel, when I first found you, it was like finding fresh grapes in the desert. When I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the first ripe figs of the season. But then they deserted me for Baal-peor, giving themselves to that shameful idol. Soon they became vile, as vile as the god they worshiped.

Habakkuk 2:18
"What good is an idol carved by man, or a cast image that deceives you? How foolish to trust in your own creation--a god that can't even talk!

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