Psalms 115
The LORD deserves to be praised
1We don't deserve praise!
The LORD alone deserves
all the praise,
because of his love
and faithfulness.
2Why should the nations ask,
“Where is your God?”
3Our God is in the heavens,
doing as he chooses.
4The idols of the nations#Ps 135.15-18; Rev 9.20.
are made of silver and gold.
5They have a mouth and eyes,
but they can't speak or see.
6Their ears can't hear,
and their noses can't smell.
7Their hands have no feeling,
their legs don't move,
and they can't make a sound.
8Everyone who made the idols
and all who trust them
are just as helpless
as those useless gods.
9People of Israel,
you must trust the LORD
to help and protect you.
10Family of Aaron the priest,
you must trust the LORD
to help and protect you.
11All of you worship the LORD,
so you must trust him
to help and protect you.
12The LORD will not forget
to give us his blessing;
he will bless all Israel
and the family of Aaron.
13All who worship the LORD,#Rev 11.18; 19.5.
no matter who they are,
will receive his blessing.
14I pray that the LORD
will let your family
and your descendants
always grow strong.
15May the LORD who created
the heavens and the earth
give you his blessing.
16The LORD has kept the heavens
for himself,
but he has given the earth
to us humans.
17The dead are silent
and cannot praise the LORD,
18but we will praise him
now and for evermore.
Shout praises to the LORD!