Psalm 115



Dead Idols And The Living God

1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.

1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

1 Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name be given glory on account of your gracious love and faithfulness.

1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your name give glory, for Your mercy and loving-kindness and for the sake of Your truth and faithfulness!

2 Why should the nations say, "Where, now, is their God?"

2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

2 Why should the nations ask "Where now is their God?"

2 Why should the nations say, Where is now their God?

3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.

3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

3 when our God is in the heavens and he does whatever he desires?

3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.

4 Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man's hands.

4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

4 Their idols are silver and gold, crafted by human hands.

4 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

5 They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see;

5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

5 They have mouths, but cannot speak; they have eyes, but cannot see.

5 They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

6 They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell;

6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

6 They have ears, but cannot hear; they have noses, but cannot smell.

6 They have ears, but they hear not; noses have they, but they smell not;

7 They have hands, but they cannot feel; They have feet, but they cannot walk; They cannot make a sound with their throat.

7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

7 They have hands, but cannot touch; feet, but cannot walk; they cannot even groan with their throats.

7 They have hands, but they handle not; feet have they, but they walk not; neither can they make a sound with their throats.

8 Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them.

8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

8 Those who craft them will become like them, as will all those who trust in them.

8 They who make idols are like them; so are all who trust in and lean on them.

9 O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

9 Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their helper and shield.

9 O Israel, trust and take refuge in the Lord! [Lean on, rely on, and be confident in Him!] He is their Help and their Shield.

10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

10 House of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their helper and shield.

10 O house of Aaron [the priesthood], trust in and lean on the Lord! He is their Help and their Shield.

11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.

11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.

11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their helper and shield.

11 You who [reverently] fear the Lord, trust in and lean on the Lord! He is their Help and their Shield.

12 The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.

12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

12 The LORD remembers and blesses us. He will indeed bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

12 The Lord has been mindful of us, He will bless us: He will bless the house of Israel, He will bless the house of Aaron [the priesthood],

13 He will bless those who fear the LORD, The small together with the great.

13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.

13 He will bless those who fear the LORD, both the important and the insignificant together.

13 He will bless those who reverently and worshipfully fear the Lord, both small and great.

14 May the LORD give you increase, You and your children.

14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

14 May the LORD add to your numbers to you and to your descendants.

14 May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.

15 May you be blessed of the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth.

15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

15 May you be blessed by the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth.

15 May you be blessed of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth!

16 The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but he gave the earth to human beings.

16 The heavens are the Lord's heavens, but the earth has He given to the children of men.

17 The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor do any who go down into silence;

17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

17 Neither can the dead praise the LORD, nor those who go down into the silence of death.

17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any who go down into silence.

18 But as for us, we will bless the LORD From this time forth and forever. Praise the LORD!

18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.

18 But we will bless the LORD from now to eternity. Hallelujah!

18 But we will bless (affectionately and gratefully praise) the Lord from this time forth and forever. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)



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