Psalms 115

Glory to God Alone

1 Not to us,
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
Yahweh, not to us,
but to Your name give glory
because of Your faithful love, because of Your truth. b
2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?” c
3 Our God is in heaven
and does whatever He pleases. d

4 Their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands. e
5 They have mouths but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
6 They have ears but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell. f
7 They have hands but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk. g
They cannot make a sound with their throats. h
8 Those who make them are
Or May those who make them become
just like them,
as are all who trust in them. j

9 Israel,
Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read House of Israel
trust in the Lord! l
He is their help and shield. m
10 House of Aaron, trust in the Lord! n
He is their help and shield. o
11 You who
fear(s) God or the Lord/ the fear of the Lord: No single English word conveys every aspect of the word fear in this phrase. The meaning includes worshipful submission, reverential awe, and obedient respect to the covenant-keeping God of Israel.
fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! q
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; r
13 He will bless those who fear the Lord
small and great alike. s

14 May the Lord add to your numbers,
both yours and your children’s. t
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth. u
16 The heavens are the Lord’s,
Lit Lord’s heavens

but the earth He has given to the
everyone/ human race: Literally, sons of man or sons of Adam
human race. x
17 It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
nor any of those descending into the silence of death. y
18 But we will praise the Lord,
both now and forever. z
Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
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