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Psalms 115:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Their idols [are] silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man’s hands.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Their idols [are] silver and gold; the work of men's hands.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Their idols, are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Their idols [are] silver and gold, work of man's hands,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Their idoles [are] siluer and gold: the worke of mens hands.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Their idols [are] silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Their idols 6091
{6091} Prime
עָצָב
`atsab
{aw-tsawb'}
From H6087; an (idolatrous) image.
[are] silver 3701
{3701} Prime
כֶּסֶף
keceph
{keh'-sef}
From H3700; silver (from its pale color); by implication money.
and gold, 2091
{2091} Prime
זָהָב
zahab
{zaw-hawb'}
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
the work 4639
{4639} Prime
מַעֲשֶׂה
ma`aseh
{mah-as-eh'}
From H6213; an action (good or bad); generally a transaction; abstractly activity; by implication a product (specifically a poem) or (generally) property.
of men's 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
hands. 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 115:4-7

_ _ (Compare Isaiah 40:18-20; Isaiah 44:9-20).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 115:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 115:4

Their idols [are] (d) silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

(d) Seeing that neither the matter nor the form can commend their idols it follows that there is no reason that they should be esteemed.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Their idols:
They are metal, stone, and wood; and though generally made in the form of man, they can neither see, hear, smell, feel, walk, nor speak! Even the wiser heathen made them the objects of their jests.
Psalms 97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all [ye] gods.
Psalms 135:15-17 The idols of the heathen [are] silver and gold, the work of men's hands. ... They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there [any] breath in their mouths.
Deuteronomy 4:28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
Isaiah 40:19-20 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. ... He that [is] so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree [that] will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, [that] shall not be moved.
Isaiah 42:17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye [are] our gods.
Isaiah 46:1-2 Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages [were] heavy loaden; [they are] a burden to the weary [beast]. ... They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
Isaiah 46:6-7 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, [and] hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship. ... They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, [one] shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
Jeremiah 10:3-5 For the customs of the people [are] vain: for [one] cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. ... They [are] upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also [is it] in them to do good.
Hosea 8:6 For from Israel [was] it also: the workman made it; therefore it [is] not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
Habakkuk 2:18-20 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? ... But the LORD [is] in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
Acts 19:26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
Acts 19:35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, [Ye] men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the [image] which fell down from Jupiter?
1 Corinthians 10:19-20 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? ... But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
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Dt 4:28. Ps 97:7; 135:15. Is 40:19; 42:17; 46:1, 6. Jr 10:3. Ho 8:6. Hab 2:18. Ac 19:26, 35. 1Co 10:19.

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