Psalm 96:5

5 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

Read Psalm 96:5 Using Other Translations

For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the LORD made the heavens!

What does Psalm 96:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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