Psalms 96:5

5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD 1 made the heavens.

Psalms 96:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 96:5

For all the gods of the nations are idols
Or are "nothings" F15, nonentities; such as have not, and never had, any being, at least many of them, but in the fancies of men; and all of them such as have no divinity in them;

an idol is nothing in the world,
( 1 Corinthians 8:4 ) ,

but the Lord made the heavens;
and all the hosts of them, the sun, moon, and stars; these are the curious workmanship of his fingers, and which declare his glory, and show him to be truly and properly God, who is to be feared and worshipped; see ( Hebrews 1:10 ) ( Jeremiah 10:11 Jeremiah 10:12 ) .


F15 (Mylyla) "nihila", Tigurine version, Cocceius, Michaelis.

Psalms 96:5 In-Context

3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength!

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 115:15; Isaiah 42:5; Isaiah 44:24; Jeremiah 10:12
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