Psalm 115
International Standard Version Par ▾ 

The Impotence of Idols

1Not to us, LORD, not to us,

but to your name be given glory

on account of your gracious love and faithfulness.

2Why should the nations ask

“Where now is their God?”

3when our God is in the heavens

and he does whatever he desires?

4Their idols are silver and gold,

crafted by human hands.

5They have mouths, but cannot speak;

they have eyes, but cannot see.

6They have ears, but cannot hear;

they have noses, but cannot smell.

7They have hands, but cannot touch;

feet, but cannot walk;

they cannot even groan with their throats.

8Those who craft them will become like them,

as will all those who trust in them.

9Israel, trust in the LORD!

He is their helper and shield.

10House of Aaron, trust in the LORD!

He is their helper and shield.

11You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!

He is their helper and shield.

12The LORD remembers and blesses us.

He will indeed bless the house of Israel;

he will bless the house of Aaron.

13He will bless those who fear the LORD,

both the important and the insignificant together.

14May the LORD add to your numbers—

to you and to your descendants.

15May you be blessed by the LORD,

who made the heavens and the earth.

16The highest heavensa belong to the LORD,

but he gave the earth to human beings.

17Neither can the dead praise the LORD,

nor those who go down into the silence of death.b

18But we will bless the LORD

from now to eternity.


a 115:16 Lit. heaven of heaven
b 115:17 The Heb. lacks of death

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