Psalm 115
Good News Translation

The One True God

1To you alone, O Lord, to you alone,

and not to us, must glory be given

because of your constant love and faithfulness.

2Why should the nations ask us,

“Where is your God?”

3Our God is in heaven;

he does whatever he wishes.

4 Their gods are made of silver and gold,

formed by human hands.

5They have mouths, but cannot speak,

and eyes, but cannot see.

6They have ears, but cannot hear,

and noses, but cannot smell.

7They have hands, but cannot feel,

and feet, but cannot walk;

they cannot make a sound.

8May all who made them and who trust in them

become+ like the idols they have made.

9Trust in the Lord, you people of Israel.

He helps you and protects you.

10Trust in the Lord, you priests of God.

He helps you and protects you.

11Trust in the Lord, all you that worship him.

He helps you and protects you.

12The Lord remembers us and will bless us;

he will bless the people of Israel

and all the priests of God.

13 He will bless everyone who honors him,

the great and the small alike.

14May the Lord give you children—

you and your descendants!

15May you be blessed by the Lord,

who made heaven and earth!

16Heaven belongs to the Lord alone,

but he gave the earth to us humans.

17The Lord is not praised by the dead,

by any who go down to the land of silence.+

18But we, the living, will give thanks to him

now and forever.

Praise the Lord!


115.8: May all … become; or All who made them and who trust in them will become.
115.17: land of silence: The world of the dead (see 6.5).

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