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Psalms 115:8

    Psalms 115:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They that make them are like to them; so is every one that trusts in them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They that make them shall be like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Those who make them are like them; and so is everyone who puts his faith in them.

    Webster's Revision

    They that make them shall be like unto them; Yea, every one that trusteth in them.

    World English Bible

    Those who make them will be like them; yes, everyone who trusts in them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They that make them shall be like unto them; yea, every one that trusteth in them.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 115:8

    They that make them are like unto them - Stupid; senseless; irrational. See the notes at Isaiah 44:9-20.

    So is everyone that trusteth in them - People who do this show that they are destitute of all the proper attributes of reason, since such gods cannot help them. It is most strange, as it appears to us, that the worshippers of idols did not themselves see this; but this is in reality no more strange than that sinners do not see the folly of their course of sin; that people do not see the folly of worshipping no God. In fact, there is less of folly among the pagan than there is in this class of men. The worship of an idol shows at least that there is some religious tendency in the mind; some conviction that God ought to he worshipped; some aspiration after a proper object of worship; some appreciation of the true dignity and rank of man as made for worship; but what shall be said of the man who evinces no such tendency - who has no such aspiration or desire - who endeavors to extinguish in his nature all that was designed to express the idea of worship, or to lead him to God - who never starts the inquiry whether there is a God - who never prays for light, for guidance, for pardon, for a preparation for death and eternity - who never even testifies so much interest in religion as to set up an image of gold, or wood, or stone, as indicative of the fact that he is made above the brutes? There are multitudes of the pagan less stupid and foolish than people in Christian lands.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 115:8

    115:8 Are like them - As void of all sense or reason as their images.