Psalms 94:9

9 Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?

Psalms 94:9 in Other Translations

9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
9 He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?
9 Is he deaf—the one who made your ears? Is he blind—the one who formed your eyes?
9 Do you think Ear-Maker doesn't hear, Eye-Shaper doesn't see?
9 Can the One who shaped the ear not hear, the One who formed the eye not see?

Psalms 94:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 94:9

He that planted the ear
In the human body, with so much art and skill, in so convenient a place, so capacious of receiving sounds, and fitted it with organs suited for such a purpose:

shall he not hear?
the atheism spoke in the heart, in the actions and by the mouths of such blasphemers of him; the hard speeches spoken against his Son, his person and offices; and against his Spirit, his being, and operations; and against his people, the saints of the most High; in short, all those blasphemies and evil speakings of God, of his tabernacle, and those that dwell therein: it would be monstrous stupidity to imagine, that that God, that communicates a faculty of hearing to his creatures, should not hear himself; for none can give that which they have not:

he that formed the eye:
in so curious a manner, with such exquisite parts; with such fine humours, nerves, and tunics; so adapted to receive all objects, and take the impress of them in so wonderful a manner:

shall he not see?
all persons and things, all the ways and actions of men; certainly he must: clouds, rocks, and hills, are no obstruction to him; the darkness and the light are both alike to him; his eyes are everywhere, and all things are naked and open before him: it is the height of madness and folly to think that that God cannot see what men are doing here below, who has given to men eyes to see the heavens above, and all their host; and in this so small a compass to take in the sight of the largest mountains, as well as the most minute things: since the seeing eye, and the hearing ear, are both from the Lord, it may be most strongly concluded that he hears all that is said, and sees all that is done, against him and his people; see ( Proverbs 20:12 ) ( Exodus 4:11 ) . A Heathen F3 could say,

``truly there is a God, who hears and sees all that we do.''


F3 Plauti Capteivei, Act. 2. Sc. 2. v. 63.

Psalms 94:9 In-Context

7 They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice.”
8 Take notice, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?
9 Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?
10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
11 The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 4:11; Proverbs 20:12
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