Psalm 115:1
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English Standard Version
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

King James Bible
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

American Standard Version
Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, But unto thy name give glory, For thy lovingkindness, and for thy truth's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not to us, O Lord, not to us; but to thy name give glory.

English Revised Version
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Egypt is called עם לעז (from לעז, cogn. לעג, לעה), because the people spoke a language unintelligible to Israel (Psalm 81:6), and as it were a stammering language. The lxx, and just so the Targum, renders ἐκ λαοῦ βαρβάρου (from the Sanscrit barbaras, just as onomatopoetic as balbus, cf. Fleischer in Levy's Chaldisches Wrterbuch, i. 420). The redeemed nation is called Judah, inasmuch as God made it His sanctuary (קדשׁ) by setting up His sanctuary (מקדּשׁ, Exodus 15:17) in the midst of it, for Jerusalem (el ḳuds) as Benjamitish Judaean, and from the time of David was accounted directly as Judaean. In so far, however, as He made this people His kingdom (ממשׁלותיו, an amplificative plural with Mem pathachatum), by placing Himself in the relation of King (Deuteronomy 33:5) to the people of possession which by a revealed law He established characteristically as His own, it is called Israel. 1 The predicate takes the form ותּהי, for peoples together with country and city are represented as feminine (cf. Jeremiah 8:5). The foundation of that new beginning in connection with the history of redemption was laid amidst majestic wonders, inasmuch as nature was brought into service, co-operating and sympathizing in the work (cf. Psalm 77:15.). The dividing of the sea opens, and the dividing of the Jordan closes, the journey through the desert to Canaan. The sea stood aside, Jordan halted and was dammed up on the north in order that the redeemed people might pass through. And in the middle, between these great wonders of the exodus from Egypt and the entrance into Canaan, arises the not less mighty wonder of the giving of the Law: the skipping of the mountains like rams, of the ills like בּני־צאן, i.e., lambs (Wisd. 19:9), depicts the quaking of Sinai and its environs (Exodus 19:18, cf. supra Psalm 68:9, and on the figure Psalm 29:6).

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A.M.

3108, B.C.

896. This seems to be a triumphal song, in which the victory is wholly ascribed to Jehovah; and to none can it be referred with more propriety than to that of Jehoshaphat over the confederated forces of his enemies.

2 Chronicles 20:1 It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites...

unto us

Psalm 74:22 Arise, O God, plead your own cause: remember how the foolish man reproaches you daily.

Psalm 79:9,10 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake...

Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round...

Isaiah 48:11 For my own sake, even for my own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory to another.

Ezekiel 20:14 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.

Ezekiel 36:32 Not for your sakes do I this, said the Lord GOD, be it known to you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.

Daniel 9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, listen and do; defer not...

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.

Revelation 4:10,11 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that lives for ever and ever...

for thy mercy

Psalm 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

Psalm 89:1,2 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations...

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:8,9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers...

Cross References
Psalm 29:2
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

Psalm 96:8
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Isaiah 48:11
For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.

Ezekiel 36:22
"Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came.

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