Psalms 115

Psalm 1151

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!

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