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1Lord, may glory be given to you, not to us.
You are loving and faithful.
2Why do the nations ask,
"Where is their God?"
3Our God is in heaven.
He does anything he wants to do.
4But the statues of their gods are made out of silver and gold.
They are made by the hands of men.
5They have mouths, but they can't speak.
They have eyes, but they can't see.
6They have ears, but they can't hear.
They have noses, but they can't smell.
7They have hands, but they can't feel.
They have feet, but they can't walk.
They have throats, but they can't say anything.
8Those who make statues of gods will be like them.
So will all those who trust in them.
9People of Israel, trust in the Lord.
He helps you. He is like a shield that keeps you safe.
10Priests of Aaron, trust in the Lord.
He helps you. He is like a shield that keeps you safe.
11You who have respect for the Lord, trust in him.
He helps you. He is like a shield that keeps you safe.
12The Lord remembers us and will bless us.
He will bless the people of Israel.
He will bless the priests of Aaron.
13The Lord will bless those who have respect for him.
He will bless important and unimportant people alike.
14May the Lord give you many children.
May he give them to you and to your children after you.
15May the Lord bless you.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth.
16The highest heavens belong to the Lord.
But he has given the earth to human beings.
17Dead people don't praise the Lord.
Those who lie quietly in the grave don't praise him.
18But we who are alive praise the Lord,
both now and forever. Praise the Lord.
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