Psalm 115
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Psalm 115

The Impotence of Idols and the Greatness of God

1Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
    for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness.
2Why should the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”

3Our God is in the heavens;
    he does whatever he pleases.
4Their idols are silver and gold,
    the work of human hands.
5They have mouths, but do not speak;
    eyes, but do not see.
6They have ears, but do not hear;
    noses, but do not smell.
7They have hands, but do not feel;
    feet, but do not walk;
    they make no sound in their throats.
8Those who make them are like them;
    so are all who trust in them.

9O Israel, trust in the Lord!
    He is their help and their shield.
10O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
    He is their help and their shield.
11You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
    He is their help and their shield.

12The Lord has been mindful of us; he will bless us;
    he will bless the house of Israel;
    he will bless the house of Aaron;
13he will bless those who fear the Lord,
    both small and great.

14May the Lord give you increase,
    both you and your children.
15May you be blessed by the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

16The heavens are the Lord’s heavens,
    but the earth he has given to human beings.
17The dead do not praise the Lord,
    nor do any that go down into silence.
18But we will bless the Lord
    from this time on and forevermore.
Praise the Lord!

Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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