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Psalms 135:15

    Psalms 135:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The images of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

    Webster's Revision

    The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.

    World English Bible

    The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

    Definitions for Psalms 135:15

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 135:15

    The idols of the heathen - This verse and the following, to the end of the 18th, are almost word for word the same as Psalm 115:4-8 (note), where see the notes.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 135:15

    The idols of the heathen are silver and gold ... - To show more fully the propriety of praising God, and him alone as God, the psalmist instituted a comparison between him and idols, showing that the gods worshipped by the pagan lacked every ground of claim to divine worship and homage. They were, after all that could be done to fashion, to decorate, and to adorn them, nothing but silver and gold, and could have no better claim to worship than silver and gold as such. They had, indeed, mouths, eyes, ears, but they could neither speak, see, hear, nor breathe. The passage here is substantially the same as in Psalm 115:4-8; and the one was evidently copied from the other, though in the latter the description is in some respects amplified; but which was the original it is impossible to determine. See the notes at that passage.