New Living Translation
They have mouths but cannot speak, and 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,
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CommentaryPsalm 135:16 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
The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.
They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell.
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