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

New Living Translation
They have ears but cannot hear, and mouths but cannot breathe.

English Standard Version
they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New King James Version
They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath in their mouths.

New American Standard Bible
They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.

NASB 1995
They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.

NASB 1977
They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.

Amplified Bible
They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath in their mouths.

Christian Standard Bible
They have ears but cannot hear; indeed, there is no breath in their mouths.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have ears but cannot hear; indeed, there is no breath in their mouths.

American Standard Version
They have ears, but they hear not; Neither is there any breath in their mouths.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have ears and they do not hear, neither is there breath in their mouths.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
they have ears, but they cannot hear; for there is no breath in their mouth.

Contemporary English Version
They are completely deaf, and they can't breathe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have ears, but they hear not: neither is there any breath in their mouths.

English Revised Version
They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

Good News Translation
They have ears, but cannot hear; they are not even able to breathe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have ears, but they cannot hear. They cannot breathe.

International Standard Version
ears are attributed to them, but they do not hear, and there is no breath in their mouths.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have ears, but they hear not; Neither is there any breath in their mouths.

Literal Standard Version
They have ears, and they do not give ear, Nose—there is no breath in their mouth!

NET Bible
and ears, but cannot hear. Indeed, they cannot breathe.

New Heart English Bible
They have ears, but they can't hear; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

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!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Your Name, O LORD, Endures Forever
16They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see; 17they have ears, but cannot hear; nor is there breath in their mouths. 18Those who make them become like them, as do all who trust in them.…

Cross References
Psalm 135:16
They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see;

Psalm 135:18
Those who make them become like them, as do all who trust in them.

Isaiah 26:14
The dead will not live; the departed spirits will not rise. Therefore You have punished and destroyed them; You have wiped out all memory of them.

Habakkuk 2:19
Woe to him who says to wood, 'Awake!' or to silent stone, 'Arise!' Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all."


Treasury of Scripture

They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.

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Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They have ears
אָזְנַ֣יִם (’ā·zə·na·yim)
Noun - fd
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

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

hear,
יַאֲזִ֑ינוּ (ya·’ă·zî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

nor
אֵין־ (’ên-)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

is there
יֶשׁ־ (yeš-)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

breath
ר֥וּחַ (rū·aḥ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

in their mouths.
בְּפִיהֶֽם׃ (bə·p̄î·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to


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