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Psalm 115

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Because God is truly glorious,

115:1 Not to us, Yahweh, not to us,
but to your name give glory,
for your loving kindness, and for your truthís sake.

115:2 Why should the nations say,
ďWhere is their God, now?Ē

115:3 But our God is in the heavens.
He does whatever he pleases.

and idols are vanity,

115:4 Their idols are silver and gold,
the work of menís hands.

115:5 They have mouths, but they donít speak.
They have eyes, but they donít see.

115:6 They have ears, but they donít hear.
They have noses, but they donít smell.

115:7 They have hands, but they donít feel.
They have feet, but they donít walk,
neither do they speak through their throat.

115:8 Those who make them will be like them;
yes, everyone who trusts in them.

he exhorts to confidence in God.

115:9 Israel, trust in Yahweh!
He is their help and their shield.

115:10 House of Aaron, trust in Yahweh!
He is their help and their shield.

115:11 You who fear Yahweh, trust in Yahweh!
He is their help and their shield.

God is to be blessed for his blessings.

115:12 Yahweh remembers us. He will bless us.
He will bless the house of Israel.
He will bless the house of Aaron.

115:13 He will bless those who fear Yahweh,
both small and great.

115:14 May Yahweh increase you more and more,
you and your children.

115:15 Blessed are you by Yahweh,
who made heaven and earth.

115:16 The heavens are the heavens of Yahweh;
but the earth has he given to the children of men.

115:17 The dead donít praise Yah,
neither any who go down into silence;

115:18 But we will bless Yah,
from this time forth and forevermore.
Praise Yah!

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