Psalm 115:2
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Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"

King James Bible
Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore should the nations say, Where then is their God?

World English Bible
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God, now?"

Young's Literal Translation
Why do the nations say, 'Where, pray, is their God.

Psalm 115:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Wherefore should the heathen say - This appears to refer to a time in which the Israelites had suffered some sad reverses, so as to be brought very low, and to be marked by the heathen.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 42:3,10 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say to me, Where is your God...

Psalm 79:10 Why should the heathen say, Where is their God?...

Exodus 32:12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains...

Numbers 14:15,16 Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying...

Deuteronomy 32:26-27 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men...

2 Kings 19:10-19 Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying...

Joel 2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare your people, O LORD...

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The Warning
"And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered abroad. Howbeit, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee. But Peter said unto Him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that thou today, even this night, before the cock crow twice, shalt deny me thrice. But he spake exceeding
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Impiety of Attributing a visible Form to God. --The Setting up of Idols a Defection from the True God.
1. God is opposed to idols, that all may know he is the only fit witness to himself. He expressly forbids any attempt to represent him by a bodily shape. 2. Reasons for this prohibition from Moses, Isaiah, and Paul. The complaint of a heathen. It should put the worshipers of idols to shame. 3. Consideration of an objection taken from various passages in Moses. The Cherubim and Seraphim show that images are not fit to represent divine mysteries. The Cherubim belonged to the tutelage of the Law. 4.
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Psalm 42:3
My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 42:10
My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.

Joel 2:17
Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, "Spare your people, LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"

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