New Living Translation
The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.
King James Bible
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Darby Bible Translation
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands:
World English Bible
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
Young's Literal Translation
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, Work of the hands of man.
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CommentaryPsalm 135:15 Parallel Commentaries
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
But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood--idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk!
There, in a foreign land, you will worship idols made from wood and stone--gods that neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.
Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.
They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see.
While they drank from them they praised their idols made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.
What sorrow awaits you who say to wooden idols, 'Wake up and save us!' To speechless stone images you say, 'Rise up and teach us!' Can an idol tell you what to do? They may be overlaid with gold and silver, but they are lifeless inside.
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