Their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.(A)
They have mouths but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.(B)
They have hands but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk.(C)
They cannot make a sound with their throats.(D)

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15 The idols of the nations are of silver and gold,
made by human hands.(A)
16 They have mouths but cannot speak,(B)
eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears but cannot hear;
indeed, there is no breath in their mouths.(C)

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23 Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them,(A) you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand.(B) But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:23 Lit and all your ways belong to Him

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