Psalm 115:10
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English Standard Version
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.

King James Bible
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

American Standard Version
O house of Aaron, trust ye in Jehovah: He is their help and their shield.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The house of Aaron hath hoped in the Lord: he is their helper and their protector.

English Revised Version
O house of Aaron, trust ye in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

Webster's Bible Translation
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet, with "And our God," in the name of Israel opposes the scornful question of the heathen by the believingly joyous confession of the exaltation of Jahve above the false gods. Israel's God is in the heavens, and is therefore supramundane in nature and life, and the absolutely unlimited One, who is able to do all things with a freedom that is conditioned only by Himself: quod vult, valet (Psalm 115:3 equals Psalm 135:6, Wisd. 12:18, and frequently). The carved gods (עצב, from עצב, cogn. חצב, קצב) of the heathen, on the contrary, are dead images, which are devoid of all life, even of the sensuous life the outward organs of which are imagined upon them. It cannot be proved with Ecclesiastes 5:16 that ידיהם and רגליחם are equivalent to ידים להם, רגלים. They are either subjects which the Waw apodosis cf. Genesis 22:24; Proverbs 23:24; Habakkuk 2:5) renders prominent, or casus absoluti (Ges. ֗145, 2), since both verbs have the idols themselves as their subjects less on account of their gender (יד and רגל are feminine, but the Hebrew usage of genders is very free and not carried out uniformly) as in respect of Psalm 115:7: with reference to their hands, etc. ימישׁוּן is the energetic future form, which goes over from משׁשׁ into מוּשׁ, for ימשּׁוּ. It is said once again in Psalm 115:7 that speech is wanting to them; for the other negations only deny life to them, this at the same time denies all personality. The author might know from his own experience how little was the distinction made by the heathen worship between the symbol and the thing symbolized. Accordingly the worship of idols seems to him, as to the later prophets, to be the extreme of self-stupefaction and of the destruction of human consciousness; and the final destiny of the worshippers of false gods, as he says in Psalm 115:8, is, that they become like to their idols, that is to say, being deprived of their consciousness, life, and existence, they come to nothing, like those their nothingnesses (Isaiah 44:9). This whole section of the Psalm is repeated in Psalm 135 (Psalm 115:6, Psalm 115:15).

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Exodus 28:1 And take you to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel...

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Cross References
Psalm 118:3
Let the house of Aaron say, "His steadfast love endures forever."

Psalm 135:19
O house of Israel, bless the LORD! O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!

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