115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us!
But to your name bring honor,2
for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness.3
115:2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
115:3 Our God is in heaven!
He does whatever he pleases!4
115:4 Their5 idols are made of silver and gold –
they are man-made.6
115:5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see,
115:6 ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell,
115:7 hands, but cannot touch,
feet, but cannot walk.
They cannot even clear their throats.7
115:8 Those who make them will end up8 like them,
as will everyone who trusts in them.
115:9 O Israel, trust in the Lord!
He is their deliverer9 and protector.10
115:10 O family11 of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their deliverer12 and protector.13
115:11 You loyal followers of the Lord,14 trust in the Lord!
He is their deliverer15 and protector.16
115:12 The Lord takes notice of us,17 he will bless18 –
he will bless the family19 of Israel,
he will bless the family of Aaron.
115:13 He will bless his loyal followers,20
both young and old.21
115:14 May he increase your numbers,
yours and your children’s!22
115:15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
the creator23 of heaven and earth!
115:16 The heavens belong to the Lord,24
but the earth he has given to mankind.25
115:17 The dead do not praise the Lord,
nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death.26
115:18 But we will praise the Lord
now and forevermore.
Praise the Lord!