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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
Don't give glory to us, O LORD. Don't give glory to us. Instead, give glory to your name because of your mercy and faithfulness.
2Why should other nations say, "Where is their God?"
3Our God is in heaven. He does whatever he wants.
4Their idols are made of silver and gold. They were made by human hands.
5They have mouths, but they cannot speak. They have eyes, but they cannot see.
6They have ears, but they cannot hear. They have noses, but they cannot smell.
7They have hands, but they cannot feel. They have feet, but they cannot walk. They cannot [even] make a sound with their throats.
8Those who make idols end up like them. So does everyone who trusts them.
9Israel, trust the LORD. He is your helper and your shield.
10Descendants of Aaron, trust the LORD. He is your helper and your shield.
11If you fear the LORD, trust the LORD. He is your helper and your shield.
12The LORD, who is [always] thinking about us, will bless us. He will bless the descendants of Israel. He will bless the descendants of Aaron.
13He will bless those who fear the LORD, from the least important to the most important.
14May the LORD continue to bless you and your children.
15You will be blessed by the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.
16The highest heaven belongs to the LORD, but he has given the earth to the descendants of Adam.
17Those who are dead do not praise the LORD, nor do those who go into the silence [of the grave].
18But we will thank the LORD now and forever. Hallelujah!