Psalm 135:16
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New International Version
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.

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

Darby Bible Translation
They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not;

World English Bible
They have mouths, but they can't speak. They have eyes, but they can't see.

Young's Literal Translation
A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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What Pleases God.
"Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places."--Psalm 135:6. "Was Gott gefaellt, mein frommes Kind." [74]Gerhardt. transl., Sarah Findlater, 1858 What God decrees, child of His love, Take patiently, though it may prove The storm that wrecks thy treasure here, Be comforted! thou needst not fear What pleases God. The wisest will is God's own will; Rest on this anchor, and be still; For peace around thy path shall flow, When only wishing here
Jane Borthwick—Hymns from the Land of Luther

Notes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

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

Psalm 135:17
They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.

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