Psalm 115:12
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English Standard Version
The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;

King James Bible
The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

American Standard Version
Jehovah hath been mindful of us; he will bless us : He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord hath been mindful of us, and hath blessed us. He hath blessed the house of Israel: he hath blessed the house of Aaron.

English Revised Version
The LORD hath been mindful of us; he will bless us: he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

Psalm 115:12 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet, with "And our God," in the name of Israel opposes the scornful question of the heathen by the believingly joyous confession of the exaltation of Jahve above the false gods. Israel's God is in the heavens, and is therefore supramundane in nature and life, and the absolutely unlimited One, who is able to do all things with a freedom that is conditioned only by Himself: quod vult, valet (Psalm 115:3 equals Psalm 135:6, Wisd. 12:18, and frequently). The carved gods (עצב, from עצב, cogn. חצב, קצב) of the heathen, on the contrary, are dead images, which are devoid of all life, even of the sensuous life the outward organs of which are imagined upon them. It cannot be proved with Ecclesiastes 5:16 that ידיהם and רגליחם are equivalent to ידים להם, רגלים. They are either subjects which the Waw apodosis cf. Genesis 22:24; Proverbs 23:24; Habakkuk 2:5) renders prominent, or casus absoluti (Ges. ֗145, 2), since both verbs have the idols themselves as their subjects less on account of their gender (יד and רגל are feminine, but the Hebrew usage of genders is very free and not carried out uniformly) as in respect of Psalm 115:7: with reference to their hands, etc. ימישׁוּן is the energetic future form, which goes over from משׁשׁ into מוּשׁ, for ימשּׁוּ. It is said once again in Psalm 115:7 that speech is wanting to them; for the other negations only deny life to them, this at the same time denies all personality. The author might know from his own experience how little was the distinction made by the heathen worship between the symbol and the thing symbolized. Accordingly the worship of idols seems to him, as to the later prophets, to be the extreme of self-stupefaction and of the destruction of human consciousness; and the final destiny of the worshippers of false gods, as he says in Psalm 115:8, is, that they become like to their idols, that is to say, being deprived of their consciousness, life, and existence, they come to nothing, like those their nothingnesses (Isaiah 44:9). This whole section of the Psalm is repeated in Psalm 135 (Psalm 115:6, Psalm 115:15).

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hath

Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to your mercy remember you me for your goodness' sake, O LORD.

Psalm 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever:

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark...

Exodus 2:24,25 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob...

Isaiah 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for you are my servant: I have formed you; you are my servant: O Israel...

Isaiah 49:14-16 But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me...

Acts 10:4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him...

the house of Israel

Psalm 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Genesis 12:2,3 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing...

Genesis 2:17,18 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die...

Acts 3:26 To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Galatians 3:24,29 Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith...

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Cross References
Psalm 67:6
The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us.

Psalm 98:3
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

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