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Psalm 115Living Bible (TLB)

115 Glorify your name, not ours, O Lord! Cause everyone to praise your loving-kindness and your truth. Why let the nations say, “Their God is dead!”[a]

For he is in the heavens and does as he wishes. Their gods are merely man-made things of silver and of gold. They can’t talk or see, despite their eyes and mouths! Nor can they hear, nor smell, nor use their hands or feet, nor speak! And those who make and worship them are just as foolish as their idols are.

O Israel, trust the Lord! He is your helper. He is your shield. 10 O priests of Aaron, trust the Lord! He is your helper; he is your shield. 11 All of you, his people, trust in him. He is your helper; he is your shield.

12 Jehovah is constantly thinking about us, and he will surely bless us. He will bless the people of Israel and the priests of Aaron, 13 and all, both great and small, who reverence him.

14 May the Lord richly bless both you and your children. 15 Yes, Jehovah who made heaven and earth will personally bless you! 16 The heavens belong to the Lord, but he has given the earth to all mankind.

17 The dead cannot sing praises to Jehovah here on earth,[b] 18 but we can! We praise him forever! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 115:2 Their God is dead, literally, “Where is their God?”
  2. Psalm 115:17 The dead cannot sing praises to Jehovah here on earth, implied.
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The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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