New Defender's Study Bible Notes
135:4 peculiar treasure. This phrase is one word in the Hebrew, translated “jewels” in Malachi 3:17.
135:7 vapours. This is a striking anticipation of modern scientific understanding of the hydrologic cycle—evaporation from the oceans, transportation of the waters inland by the great atmospheric circulation, then electricity to activate condensation and precipitation. This verse is almost identical to the last part of Jeremiah 10:13 and Jeremiah 51:16, which suggests the possibility that the prophet Jeremiah may have written Psalm 135.
135:15 work of men’s hands. This sarcastic evaluation of idols and those who worship them (Psalm 135:15-19) is essentially repeated from Psalm 115:4-10.