Psalms 135:18

18 Those who make and trust them become like them.

Psalms 135:18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 135:18

They that make them are like unto them
Are as blind, stupid, and senseless as they; or "let them that make them" F17; so some versions and interpreters; (See Gill on Psalms 115:8);

[so is] everyone that trusteth in them;
alike ignorant and sottish: and so are all such that set up idols and lusts in their own hearts, and serve them; or trust to their own righteousness; even all unregenerate and self-righteous persons: they cannot speak a word for God and his grace, for Christ and his righteousness, for the Spirit of God, and his work upon their hearts, of all which they are ignorant; they are blind and have no sight and sense of their sin and misery, and of their need of Christ and his righteousness; they are deaf to his Gospel, and the charming voice of it; they are lifeless and breathless, are dead in trespasses and sins, and have no pantings and desires after spiritual things.


F17 So V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Sept. Syr. Arab. Ethiop.

Psalms 135:18 In-Context

16 Chiseled mouths that can't talk, painted eyes that can't see,
17 Carved ears that can't hear - dead wood! cold metal!
18 Those who make and trust them become like them.
19 Family of Israel, bless God! Family of Aaron, bless God!
20 Family of Levi, bless God! You who fear God, bless God!
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