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Psalm 115English Standard Version (ESV)

To Your Name Give Glory

115 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
    for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”
Our God is in the heavens;
    he does all that he pleases.

Their idols are silver and gold,
    the work of human 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 become like them;
    so do all who trust in them.

O Israel,[a] 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.
11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
    He is their help and their shield.

12 The Lord has remembered 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 the small and the 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 children of man.
17 The dead do not praise the Lord,
    nor do any who go down into silence.
18 But we will bless the Lord
    from this time forth and forevermore.
Praise the Lord!


  1. Psalm 115:9 Masoretic Text; many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac O house of Israel
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Psalm 115The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 115

Not for us, O Eternal One; this glory is not for us—but for Your name
    because of Your loyal love and truth.
Why should the nations ask,
    “Where is their God now?”

Our God is in heaven
    doing whatever He chooses.
Those nations worship idols of silver and gold,
    crafted by human hands:
They have given their gods mouths, but they cannot speak;
    eyes, but they cannot see.
They have provided their idols with ears, but they cannot hear;
    noses, but they cannot smell.
They have fashioned hands, but the idols cannot reach out and touch;
    feet, but they cannot walk.
    Their idols cannot make a sound in their finely crafted throats.
The people who make idols will become useless like them,
    like all who trust in idols.

O Israel, put your trust in the Eternal.
    He is their helper and defender.
10 O family of Aaron, put your trust in the Eternal.
    He is their helper and defender.
11 All who fear and know the Eternal, put your trust in Him.
    He is their helper and defender.

12 The Eternal has remembered us, and He will bless us.
    He will bless the people of Israel.
    He will bless the priestly family of Aaron.
13 The Eternal will bless those who worship and stand in awe of Him,
    from the least to the greatest.

14 May the Eternal prosper your family,
    growing both you and your descendants.
15 May the blessings of the Eternal,
    maker of heaven and earth, be on you.

16 The heavens above belong to the Eternal,
    and yet earth in all of its beauty has been given to humanity by Him.
17 The dead do not praise the Eternal,
    nor do any who descend into the silent grave.
18 But we will praise and bless You—our Eternal One—
    today and forever.
Praise the Eternal!

The Voice (VOICE)

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