Psalm 115:5
New International Version
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.

New Living Translation
They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see.

English Standard Version
They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.

Berean Study Bible
They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see;

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

New King James Version
They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see;

New American Standard Bible
They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see;

NASB 1995
They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see;

NASB 1977
They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see;

Amplified Bible
They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see;

Christian Standard Bible
They have mouths but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have mouths but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have a mouth and they do not speak; they have eyes and they do not see.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They have a mouth, but they cannot speak; they have eyes, but they cannot see:

Contemporary English Version
They have a mouth and eyes, but they can't speak or see.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have mouths and speak not: they have eyes and see not.

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

Good News Translation
They have mouths, but cannot speak, and eyes, but cannot see.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see.

International Standard Version
They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have mouths, but they speak not; Eyes have they, but they see not;

Literal Standard Version
They have a mouth, and they do not speak, They have eyes, and they do not see,

NET Bible
They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see,

New Heart English Bible
They have mouths, but they do not speak. They have eyes, but they do not see.

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

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
To Your Name Be the Glory
4Their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. 5They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see; 6they have ears, but cannot hear; they have noses, but cannot smell;…

Cross References
1 Corinthians 12:2
You know that when you were pagans, you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.

1 Kings 18:26
And they took the bull that was given them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, shouting, "O Baal, answer us!" But there was no sound, and no one answered as they leaped around the altar they had made.

Psalm 115:6
they have ears, but cannot hear; they have noses, but cannot smell;

Isaiah 44:13
The woodworker extends a measuring line; he marks it out with a stylus; he shapes it with chisels and outlines it with a compass. He fashions it in the likeness of man, like man in all his glory, that it may dwell in a shrine.

Jeremiah 10:5
Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch, their idols cannot speak. They must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them, for they can do no harm, and neither can they do any good."


Treasury of Scripture

They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

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Verses 5-7. - They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: they have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: they have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk net: neither speak they through their throat. Possessing a semblance of every organ of human sense, they are wholly unable to perform any of the functions. That men should worship them, or believe in their power to help, is an utter absurdity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They have mouths,
פֶּֽה־ (peh-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

but cannot
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

speak;
יְדַבֵּ֑רוּ (yə·ḏab·bê·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

they have eyes,
עֵינַ֥יִם (‘ê·na·yim)
Noun - cd
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

but cannot
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

see;
יִרְאֽוּ׃ (yir·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see


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