Parallel
115
1Not to us, Adonai, not to us,
but to your name give glory,
because of your grace and truth.
2Why should the nations ask,
“Where is their God?”
3Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.
4Their idols are mere silver and gold,
made by human hands.
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;
with their throats they can’t make a sound.
8The people who make them will become like them,
along with everyone who trusts in them.
9Isra’el, trust in Adonai!
He is their help and shield.
10House of Aharon, trust in Adonai!
He is their help and shield.
11You who fear Adonai, trust in Adonai!
He is their help and shield.
12Adonai has kept us in mind,
and he will bless.
He will bless the house of Isra’el;
he will bless the house of Aharon;
13he will bless those who fear Adonai,
great and small alike.
14May Adonai increase your numbers,
both yours and those of your children.
15May you be blessed by Adonai,
the maker of heaven and earth.
16Heaven belongs to Adonai,
but the earth he has given to humankind.
17The dead can’t praise Adonai,
not those who sink down into silence.
18But we will bless Adonai
from now on and forever.
Halleluyah!