Psalm 115
Glory to God Alone
1Not to us, Lord, not to us,
but to your name give glory
because of your faithful love, because of your truth.115:1 Ezk 36:22; Dn 9:18–19
2Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?” 115:2 Ps 42:3,10; 79:10
3Our God is in heaven
and does whatever he pleases.115:3 Ps 135:6; Dn 4:35

4Their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.115:4 2Kg 19:18; Is 37:19
5They have mouths but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
6They have ears but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.115:5–6 Is 46:7
7They have hands but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk.115:7 Jr 10:5
They cannot make a sound with their throats.115:7 Hab 2:18
8Those who make them are115:8 Or May those who make them become just like them,
as are all who trust in them.115:4–8 Ps 135:15–18

9Israel,115:9 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read House of Israel trust in the Lord!115:9 Ps 118:2
He is their help and shield.115:9 Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 33:20; 119:114
10House of Aaron, trust in the Lord!115:10 Ps 118:3; 135:19
He is their help and shield.115:10–11 Ps 33:20
11You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!115:11 Ps 22:23; 118:4
He is their help and shield.
12The Lord remembers us and will bless us.
He will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;115:12 Ps 98:3
13he will bless those who fear the Lord —
small and great alike.115:13 Rv 11:18; 19:5

14May the Lord add to your numbers,
both yours and your children’s.115:14 Dt 1:11
15May you be blessed by the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.115:15 Ps 121:2; 124:8; 134:3
16The heavens are the Lord’s,115:16 Lit the Lord’s heavens
but the earth he has given to the human race.115:16 Ps 89:11
17It is not the dead who praise the Lord,
nor any of those descending into the silence of death.115:17 Ps 6:5; 31:17; 88:10–12; 94:17
18But we will bless the Lord,
both now and forever.115:18 Ps 113:2; Dn 2:20