2 Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"

Other Translations of Psalm 115:2

King James Version

2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

English Standard Version

2 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"

The Message

2 Do it so none of the nations can say, "Where now, oh where is their God?"

New King James Version

2 Why should the Gentiles say, "So where is their God?"

New Living Translation

2 Why let the nations say, "Where is their God?"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 115:2

Commentary on Psalm 115:1-8

(Read Psalm 115:1-8)

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.