Psalm 135:16
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English Standard Version
They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see;

King James Bible
They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

American Standard Version
They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not;

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have a mouth, but they speak not: they have eyes, but they see not.

English Revised Version
They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

Webster's Bible Translation
They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Worthy is He to be praised, for He is the Conqueror of the Land of Promise. in connection with Psalm 135:10 one is reminded of Deuteronomy 4:38; Deuteronomy 7:1; Deuteronomy 9:1; Deuteronomy 11:23; Joshua 23:9. גּוים רבּים are here not many, but great peoples (cf. גּדלים in Psalm 136:17), since the parallel word עצוּמים is by no means intended of a powerful number, but of powerful might (cf. Isaiah 53:12). As to the rest also, the poet follows the Book of Deuteronomy: viz., לכל ממלכות as in Deuteronomy 3:21, and נתן נחלה as in Deuteronomy 4:38 and other passages. It is all Deuteronomic with the exception of the שׁ, and the ל e in Psalm 135:11 as the nota accus. (as in Psalm 136:19., cf. Psalm 69:6; Psalm 116:16; Psalm 129:3); the construction of הרג is just as Aramaizing in Job 5:2; 2 Samuel 3:30 (where 2 Samuel 3:30-31, like 2 Samuel 3:36-37, are a later explanatory addition). The הרג alternating with הכּה is, next to the two kings, also referred to the kingdoms of Canaan, viz., their inhabitants. Og was also an Amoritish king, Deuteronomy 3:8.

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eyes have they

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...

Matthew 13:14-16 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which said, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand...

Cross References
Psalm 135:15
The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands.

Psalm 135:17
they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.

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