Psalm 94:9
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New International Version
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?

New Living Translation
Is he deaf--the one who made your ears? Is he blind--the one who formed your eyes?

English Standard Version
He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see?

New American Standard Bible
He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see?

King James Bible
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can the One who shaped the ear not hear, the One who formed the eye not see?

International Standard Version
The one who formed the ear can hear, can he not? The one who made the eyes can see, can he not?

NET Bible
Does the one who makes the human ear not hear? Does the one who forms the human eye not see?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who planted the ears, does he not hear? He who created the eyes, does he not perceive?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God created ears. Do you think he can't hear? He formed eyes. Do you think he can't see?

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

King James 2000 Bible
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

American King James Version
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

American Standard Version
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?

Darby Bible Translation
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?

English Revised Version
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

Webster's Bible Translation
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

World English Bible
He who implanted the ear, won't he hear? He who formed the eye, won't he see?

Young's Literal Translation
He who planteth the ear doth He not hear? He who formeth the eye doth He not see?
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

94:1-11 We may with boldness appeal to God; for he is the almighty Judge by whom every man is judged. Let this encourage those who suffer wrong, to bear it with silence, committing themselves to Him who judges righteously. These prayers are prophecies, which speak terror to the sons of violence. There will come a day of reckoning for all the hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against God, his truths, and ways, and people. It would hardly be believed, if we did not witness it, that millions of rational creatures should live, move, speak, hear, understand, and do what they purpose, yet act as if they believed that God would not punish the abuse of his gifts. As all knowledge is from God, no doubt he knows all the thoughts of the children of men, and knows that the imaginations of the thoughts of men's hearts are only evil, and that continually. Even in good thoughts there is a want of being fixed, which may be called vanity. It concerns us to keep a strict watch over our thoughts, because God takes particular notice of them. Thoughts are words to God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? This argument for a real, personal, intelligent God appears here, for the first time. It is of irresistible force. "Can it be possible that God, who planned and made the curious mechanism of hearing and vision, is himself without those faculties, or something analogous to them? Must he not hear those cries, and see those outrages, which men, who are his creatures, see and hear? Is it conceivable that he can be an unobservant and apathetic God?" (Cheyne).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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. A Heathen (c) could say,

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

(c) Plauti Capteivei, Acts 2. Sc. 2. v. 63.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9-11. The evidence of God's providential government is found in His creative power and omniscience, which also assure us that He can punish the wicked in regard to all their vain purposes.

Psalm 94:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord will Not Forget His People
8Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones? 9He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see? 10He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, Even He who teaches man knowledge?…
Cross References
Exodus 4:11
The LORD said to him, "Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Proverbs 20:12
Ears that hear and eyes that see-- the LORD has made them both.

Proverbs 24:12
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
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