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The fifth book of Psalms, song 115, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 115

New English Translation


   1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us! But to your name bring honor, for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness.
   2 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"
   3 Our God is in heaven! He does whatever he pleases!
   4 Their idols are made of silver and gold - they are man-made.
   5 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see,
   6 ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell,
   7 hands, but cannot touch, feet, but cannot walk. They cannot even clear their throats.
   8 Those who make them will end up like them, as will everyone who trusts in them.
   9 O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their deliverer and protector.
   10 O family of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their deliverer and protector.
   11 You loyal followers of the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their deliverer and protector.
   12 The LORD takes notice of us, he will bless - he will bless the family of Israel, he will bless the family of Aaron.
   13 He will bless his loyal followers, both young and old.
   14 May he increase your numbers, yours and your children's!
   15 May you be blessed by the LORD, the creator of heaven and earth!
   16 The heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.
   17 The dead do not praise the LORD, nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death.
   18 But we will praise the LORD now and forevermore. Praise the LORD!

King James Version


   1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
   2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
   3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
   4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
   5 They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
   6 They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
   7 They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
   8 They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
   9 O Israel, trust thou 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.
   11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
   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.
   13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
   14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
   15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
   16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
   17 The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
   18 But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.
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