Bible: Psalm 115

Psalm 115 1 

115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us!

But to your name bring honor, 2 

for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness. 3 

115:2 Why should the nations say,

Where is their God?

115:3 Our God is in heaven!

He does whatever he pleases! 4 

115:4 Their 5  idols are made of silver and gold

they are man-made. 6 

115:5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see,

115:6 ears, but cannot hear,

noses, but cannot smell,

115:7 hands, but cannot touch,

feet, but cannot walk.

They cannot even clear their throats. 7 

115:8 Those who make them will end up 8  like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

115:9 O Israel, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 9  and protector. 10 

115:10 O family 11  of Aaron, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 12  and protector. 13 

115:11 You loyal followers of the Lord, 14  trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 15  and protector. 16 

115:12 The Lord takes notice of us, 17  he will bless 18 

he will bless the family 19  of Israel,

he will bless the family of Aaron.

115:13 He will bless his loyal followers, 20 

both young and old. 21 

115:14 May he increase your numbers,

yours and your children’s! 22 

115:15 May you be blessed by the Lord,

the creator 23  of heaven and earth!

115:16 The heavens belong to the Lord, 24 

but the earth he has given to mankind. 25 

115:17 The dead do not praise the Lord,

nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death. 26 

115:18 But we will praise the Lord

now and forevermore.

Praise the Lord!

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