Psalm 135:15

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands.

Read Psalm 135:15 Using Other Translations

The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.

What does Psalm 135:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 135:15

The idols of the Heathen [are] silver and gold
This, with what follows, is observed, to show that when God judges his people, and takes vengeance on their enemies, the idols they serve will not be able to protect them, and deliver them out of his hands; and also to prove what is before asserted, that our Jehovah is great above all gods, ( Psalms 135:5 ) ; the matter of which they are made is at best gold and silver, which are the dust and metals of the earth, or what the prophet calls thick clay, ( Habakkuk 2:6 ) ; and are the creatures of Jehovah, and at his dispose, who says, the silver and the gold are mine, ( Haggai 2:8 Haggai 2:9 ) ; and who is infinitely above them in value and worth; even the knowledge of him, and the words of his mouth, doctrines, and precepts, are better than gold and silver, ( Proverbs 3:14 Proverbs 3:15 ) ( Proverbs 8:10 Proverbs 8:11 ) ( Psalms 19:10 ) ( Psalms 119:72 Psalms 119:127 ) ;

the work of men's hands;
which they form out of gold and silver into such shapes and figures, and therefore can never have deity in them; and a most stupid thing it is to imagine that the Godhead is like to gold and silver, graven by art and man's device, ( Acts 17:29 ) ; (See Gill on Psalms 115:4).

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