Compare Translations for Psalm 115:5

Psalm 115:5 ASV
They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not;
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Psalm 115:5 BBE
They have mouths, but no voice; they have eyes, but they see not;
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Psalm 115:5 CEB
They have mouths, but they can't speak. They have eyes, but they can't see.
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Psalm 115:5 CJB
They have mouths, but they can't speak; they have eyes, but they can't see;
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Psalm 115:5 RHE
(113-13) They have mouths and speak not: they have eyes and see not.
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Psalm 115:5 ESV
They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.
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Psalm 115:5 GW
They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see.
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Psalm 115:5 GNT
They have mouths, but cannot speak, and eyes, but cannot see.
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Psalm 115:5 HNV
They have mouths, but they don't speak; They have eyes, but they don't see;
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Psalm 115:5 CSB
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
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Psalm 115:5 KJV
They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
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Psalm 115:5 LEB
They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see;
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Psalm 115:5 NAS
They have mouths, but they cannot speak ; They have eyes, but they cannot see ;
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Psalm 115:5 NCV
They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see.
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Psalm 115:5 NIRV
They have mouths, but they can't speak. They have eyes, but they can't see.
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Psalm 115:5 NIV
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see;
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Psalm 115:5 NKJV
They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see;
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Psalm 115:5 NLT
They cannot talk, though they have mouths, or see, though they have eyes!
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Psalm 115:5 NRS
They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.
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Psalm 115:5 RSV
They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.
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Psalm 115:5 DBY
They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not;
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Psalm 115:5 MSG
Carved mouths that can't talk, painted eyes that can't see,
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Psalm 115:5 WBT
They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
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Psalm 115:5 TMB
They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not.
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Psalm 115:5 TNIV
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
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Psalm 115:5 WEB
They have mouths, but they don't speak; They have eyes, but they don't see;
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Psalm 115:5 WYC
They have mouth(s), and shall not speak; they have eyes, and shall not see. (They have mouths, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see.)
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Psalm 115:5 YLT
A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,
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Psalms 115 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 115

Glory to be ascribed to God. (1-8) by trusting in him and praising him. (9-18)

Verses 1-8 Let no opinion of our own merits have any place in our prayers or in our praises. All the good we do, is done by the power of his grace; and all the good we have, is the gift of his mere mercy, and he must have all the praise. Are we in pursuit of any mercy, and wrestling with God for it, we must take encouragement in prayer from God only. Lord, do so for us; not that we may have the credit and comfort of it, but that they mercy and truth may have the glory of it. The heathen gods are senseless things. They are the works of men's hands: the painter, the carver, the statuary, can put no life into them, therefore no sense. The psalmist hence shows the folly of the worshippers of idols.

Verses 9-18 It is folly to trust in dead images, but it is wisdom to trust in the living God, for he is a help and a shield to those that trust in him. Wherever there is right fear of God, there may be cheerful faith in him; those who reverence his word, may rely upon it. He is ever found faithful. The greatest need his blessing, and it shall not be denied to the meanest that fear him. God's blessing gives an increase, especially in spiritual blessings. And the Lord is to be praised: his goodness is large, for he has given the earth to the children of men for their use. The souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burdens of the flesh, are still praising him; but the dead body cannot praise God: death puts an end to our glorifying him in this world of trial and conflict. Others are dead, and an end is thereby put to their service, therefore we will seek to do the more for God. We will not only do it ourselves, but will engage others to do it; to praise him when we are gone. Lord, thou art the only object for faith and love. Help us to praise thee while living and when dying, that thy name may be the first and last upon our lips: and let the sweet savour of thy name refresh our souls for ever.

Psalms 115 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 115

Psalms 115:1-18 . The Psalmist prays that God would vindicate His glory, which is contrasted with the vanity of idols, while the folly of their worshippers is contrasted with the trust of God's people, who are encouraged to its exercise and to unite in the praise which it occasions.

1-3. The vindication of God's mercy and faithfulness ( Psalms 25:10 , 36:6 ) is the "glory" of His "name," which is desired to be illustrated in the deliverance of His people, as the implied mode of its manifestation. In view of the taunts of the heathen, faith in His dominion as enthroned in the heaven ( Psalms 2:4 , 11:4 ) is avowed.

2. Where is now, &c.--"now" is "not a particle of time, but of entreaty," as in our forms of speech, "Come now," "See now," &c.

4-7. (Compare Isaiah 40:18-20 , 44:9-20 ).

7. speak . . . throat--literally, "mutter," not even utter articulate sounds.

8. every one that trusteth--they who trust, whether makers or not.

9-13. The repetitions imply earnestness.

14. Opposed to the decrease pending and during the captivity.

15-17. They were not only God's peculiar people, but as living inhabitants of earth, assigned the work of His praise as monuments of divine power, wisdom, and goodness.

18. Hence let us fulfil the purpose of our creation, and evermore show forth His praise.