Psalm 135:15
New International Version
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands.

New Living Translation
The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.

English Standard Version
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.

Berean Study Bible
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.

King James Bible
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

New King James Version
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands.

New American Standard Bible
The idols of the nations are nothing but silver and gold, The work of human hands.

NASB 1995
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man’s hands.

NASB 1977
The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, The work of man’s hands.

Amplified Bible
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands.

Christian Standard Bible
The idols of the nations are of silver and gold, made by human hands.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The idols of the nations are of silver and gold, made by human hands.

American Standard Version
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the work of the hands of man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.

Contemporary English Version
Idols of silver and gold are made and worshiped in other nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.

English Revised Version
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Good News Translation
The gods of the nations are made of silver and gold; they are formed by human hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The idols of the nations are made of silver and gold. They were made by human hands.

International Standard Version
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, worked by the hands of human beings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.

Literal Standard Version
The idols of the nations [are] silver and gold, Work of the hands of man.

NET Bible
The nations' idols are made of silver and gold, they are man-made.

New Heart English Bible
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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Name, O LORD, Endures Forever
14For the LORD will vindicate His people and will have compassion on His servants. 15The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. 16They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see;…

Cross References
Revelation 9:20
Now the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the works of their hands. They did not stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk.

Deuteronomy 4:28
And there you will serve man-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or eat or smell.

Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.

Psalm 135:16
They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see;

Daniel 5:4
As they drank the wine, they praised their gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.

Habakkuk 2:19
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Awake!' or to silent stone, 'Arise!' Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all."


Treasury of Scripture

The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

idols

Psalm 115:4-8
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands…

Deuteronomy 4:28
And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

Isaiah 37:19
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.









(15, 16) With slight variations from Psalm 115:4-8.

Verses 15-18. - The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not. They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths. They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them. A condensed recitation of Psalm 115:4-8 (comp. Jeremiah 10:3-5). In its present place it is a sort of exposition of ver. 5b.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The idols
עֲצַבֵּ֣י (‘ă·ṣab·bê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6091: An, image

of the nations
הַ֭גּוֹיִם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

are silver
כֶּ֣סֶף (ke·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3701: Silver, money

and gold,
וְזָהָ֑ב (wə·zā·hāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

made
מַ֝עֲשֵׂ֗ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

by the hands
יְדֵ֣י (yə·ḏê)
Noun - fdc
Strong's 3027: A hand

of men.
אָדָֽם׃ (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being


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