Psalm 115
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Heathen Idols Contrasted with the LORD.

1Not to us, LORD, not to us,

But to Your name give glory,

Because of Your mercy, because of Your [a]truth.

2Why should the nations say,

“Where, then, is their God?”

3But our God is in the heavens;

He does whatever He pleases.

4Their idols are silver and gold,

The work of human hands.

5They have mouths, but they cannot speak;

They have eyes, but they cannot see;

6They have ears, but they cannot hear;

They have noses, but they cannot smell;

7[b]They have hands, but they cannot feel;

[c]They have feet, but they cannot walk;

They cannot make a sound with their throat.

8Those who make them [d]will become like them,

Everyone who trusts in them.

9Israel, trust in the LORD;

He is their help and their shield.

10House of Aaron, trust in the LORD;

He is their help and their shield.

11You who [e]fear the LORD, trust in the LORD;

He is their help and their shield.

12The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us.

He will bless the house of Israel;

He will bless the house of Aaron.

13He will bless those who [f]fear the LORD,

The small together with the great.

14May the LORD increase you,

You and your children.

15May you be blessed of the LORD,

Maker of heaven and earth.

16The heavens are the heavens of the LORD,

But the earth He has given to the sons of mankind.

17The dead do not praise [g]the LORD,

Nor do any who go down into silence;

18But as for us, we will bless [h]the LORD

From this time and forever.

[i]Praise [j]the LORD!

[a] 1 Or faithfulness
[b] 7 Lit Their hands
[c] 7 Lit Their feet
[d] 8 Or are like them
[e] 11 Or revere
[f] 13 Or revere
[g] 17 Heb YAH
[h] 18 Heb YAH
[i] 18 Or Hallelujah!
[j] 18 Heb YAH

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