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Psalms 115:5

King James Version (KJV)
Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible
Verses 5-7

They have mouths … - They are shaped like people, but have none of the attributes of intelligent beings.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Let no opinion of our own merits have any place in our prayers or in our praises. All the good we do, is done by the power of his grace; and all the good we have, is the gift of his mere mercy, and he must have all the praise. Are we in pursuit of any mercy, and wrestling with God for it, we must take encouragement in prayer from God only. Lord, do so for us; not that we may have the credit and comfort of it, but that they mercy and truth may have the glory of it. The heathen gods are senseless things. They are the works of men's hands: the painter, the carver, the statuary, can put no life into them, therefore no sense. The psalmist hence shows the folly of the worshippers of idols.
Ellen G. White
Conflict and Courage, 32.1

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.... They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. Psalm 115:4-8. CC 32.1

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