A A A A A
Bible Book List

Psalm 115:3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Our God is in heaven
and does whatever He pleases.

Psalm 115:3 American Standard Version (ASV)

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

Psalm 115:3 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

And our God [is] in the heavens, All that He hath pleased He hath done.

Psalm 115:3 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Our God is in the heavens;
    he does whatever he pleases.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Psalm 115 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Psalm 115

Glory to God Alone

Not to us, Yahweh, not to us,
but to Your name give glory
because of Your faithful love, because of Your truth.
Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Our God is in heaven
and does whatever He pleases.

Their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.
They have mouths but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk.
They cannot make a sound with their throats.
Those who make them are[a] just like them,
as are all who trust in them.

Israel,[b] trust in the Lord!
He is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and shield.
11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and shield.
12 The Lord remembers us and will bless us.
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron;
13 He will bless those who fear the Lord
small and great alike.

14 May the Lord add to your numbers,
both yours and your children’s.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
16 The heavens are the Lord’s,[c]
but the earth He has given to the human race.
17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
nor any of those descending into the silence of death.
18 But we will praise the Lord,
both now and forever.
Hallelujah!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 115:8 Or May those who make them become
  2. Psalm 115:9 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read House of Israel
  3. Psalm 115:16 Lit Lord’s heavens

Psalm 115 American Standard Version (ASV)

Heathen idols contrasted with Jehovah.

115 Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us,
But unto thy name give glory,
For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth’s sake.
Wherefore should the nations say,
Where is now their God?
But our God is in the heavens:
He hath done whatsoever he pleased.
Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they speak not;
Eyes have they, but they see not;
They have ears, but they hear not;
Noses have they, but they smell not;
They have hands, but they handle not;
Feet have they, but they walk not;
Neither speak they through their throat.
They that make them shall be like unto them;
Yea, every one that trusteth in them.
O Israel, trust thou in Jehovah:
He is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust ye in Jehovah:
He is their help and their shield.
11 Ye that fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah:
He is their help and their shield.
12 Jehovah 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 Jehovah,
Both small and great.
14 Jehovah increase you more and more,
You and your children.
15 Blessed are ye of Jehovah,
Who made heaven and earth.
16 The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah;
But the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17 The dead praise not [a]Jehovah,
Neither any that go down into silence;
18 But we will bless [b]Jehovah
From this time forth and for evermore.
[c]Praise ye Jehovah.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 115:17 Hebrew Jah.
  2. Psalm 115:18 Hebrew Jah.
  3. Psalm 115:18 Hebrew Hallelujah.

Psalm 115 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

115 Not to us, O Jehovah, not to us, But to Thy name give honour, For Thy kindness, for Thy truth.

Why do the nations say, `Where, pray, [is] their God.

And our God [is] in the heavens, All that He hath pleased He hath done.

Their idols [are] silver and gold, work of man's hands,

A mouth they have, and they speak not, Eyes they have, and they see not,

Ears they have, and they hear not, A nose they have, and they smell not,

Their hands, but they handle not, Their feet, and they walk not;

Nor do they mutter through their throat, Like them are their makers, Every one who is trusting in them.

O Israel, trust in Jehovah, `Their help and their shield [is] He.'

10 O house of Aaron, trust in Jehovah, `Their help and their shield [is] He.'

11 Ye fearing Jehovah, trust in Jehovah, `Their help and their shield [is] He.'

12 Jehovah hath remembered us, He blesseth, He blesseth the house of Israel, He blesseth the house of Aaron,

13 He blesseth those fearing Jehovah, The small with the great.

14 Jehovah addeth to you, to you, and to your sons.

15 Blessed [are] ye of Jehovah, maker of heaven and earth,

16 The heavens -- the heavens [are] Jehovah's, And the earth He hath given to sons of men,

17 The dead praise not Jah, Nor any going down to silence.

18 And we, we bless Jah, From henceforth, and unto the age. Praise ye Jah!

Psalm 115 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Impotence of Idols and the Greatness of God

115 Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
but to thy name give glory,
    for the sake of thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness!
Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”

Our God is in the heavens;
    he does whatever he pleases.
Their idols are silver and gold,
    the work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but do not speak;
    eyes, but do not see.
They have ears, but do not hear;
    noses, but do not smell.
They have hands, but do not feel;
    feet, but do not walk;
    and they do not make a sound in their throat.
Those who make them are like them;
    so are all who trust in them.

O Israel, trust in the Lord!
    He is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, put your trust in 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.

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;
13 he will bless those who fear the Lord,
    both small and great.

14 May the Lord give you increase,
    you and your children!
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth!

16 The heavens are the Lord’s heavens,
    but the earth he has given to the sons of men.
17 The dead do not praise the Lord,
    nor do any that go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the Lord
    from this time forth and for evermore.
Praise the Lord!

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Viewing of
Cross references
Footnotes