New International Version
They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.
King James Bible
They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Darby Bible Translation
They have ears, and they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouth.
World English Bible
They have ears, but they can't hear; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Young's Literal Translation
Ears they have, and they give not ear, Nose -- there is no breath in their mouth!
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"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." 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 …
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Notes on the First Century:
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.
Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
They are now dead, they live no more; their spirits do not rise. You punished them and brought them to ruin; you wiped out all memory of them.
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!' Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!' Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it."
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