Psalms 115
Psalm 115
Glory to God Alone
1Not to us, Lord, not to us,
but to your name give glory
because of your faithful love, because of your truth.#Ezk 36:22; Dn 9:18-19
2Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?” #Ps 42:3,10; 79:10
3Our God is in heaven
and does whatever he pleases.#Ps 135:6; Dn 4:35
4Their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.#2Kg 19:18; Is 37:19
5They have mouths but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
6They have ears but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.#Is 46:7
7They have hands but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk.#Jr 10:5
They cannot make a sound with their throats.#Hab 2:18
8Those who make them are#115:8 Or May those who make them become just like them,
as are all who trust in them.#Ps 135:15-18
9Israel,#115:9 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read House of Israel trust in the Lord!#Ps 118:2
He is their help and shield.#Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 33:20; 119:114
10House of Aaron, trust in the Lord!#Ps 118:3; 135:19
He is their help and shield.#Ps 33:20
11You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!#Ps 22:23; 118:4
He is their help and shield.
12The Lord remembers us and will bless us.
He will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;#Ps 98:3
13he will bless those who fear the Lord  —
small and great alike.#Rv 11:18; 19:5
14May the Lord add to your numbers,
both yours and your children’s.#Dt 1:11
15May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.#Ps 121:2; 124:8; 134:3
16The heavens are the Lord’s,#115:16 Lit the Lord’s heavens
but the earth he has given to the human race.#Ps 89:11
17It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
nor any of those descending into the silence of death.#Ps 6:5; 31:17; 88:10-12
18But we will bless the Lord,
both now and forever.#Ps 113:2; Dn 2:20

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