1 Alleluia. Lord, not to us, Lord, not to us; but give thou glory to thy name. Of thy mercy, and of thy truth;
2lest any time heathen men say, Where is the God of them?
3Forsooth our God in heaven; did all things, whichever he would.
4The simulacra of heathen men be silver and gold; the works of men’s hands.
5They have mouths, and shall not speak; they have eyes, and shall not see.
6They have ears, and shall not hear; they have nostrils, and shall not smell.
7They have hands, and shall not grope; they have feet, and shall not go; they shall not cry in their throat.
8They that make those simulacra be made like those [or them]; and all that trust in them.
9The house of Israel hoped in the Lord; he is the helper of them, and the defender of them.
10The house of Aaron hoped in the Lord; he is the helper of them, and the defender of them.
11They that dread the Lord, hoped in the Lord; he is the helper of them, and the defender of them.
12The Lord was mindful of us; and blessed us. He blessed the house of Israel; he blessed the house of Aaron.
13He blessed all men that dread the Lord; both little and greater.
14The Lord add, either increase, on you; on you, and on your sons.
15Blessed be ye of the Lord; that made heaven and earth.
16Heaven of heaven is to the Lord/ Heaven of heavens to the Lord; but he gave the earth to the sons of men.
17Lord, not dead men shall praise thee; neither all men that go down into hell.
18But we that live, bless the Lord; from this time now, and till into the world.