Psalm 115
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 

Glory to God Alone

1Not to us, Yahweh, not to us,

but to Your name give glory

because of Your faithful love, because of Your truth.a

2Why should the nations say,

Where is their God? ”b

3Our God is in heaven

and does whatever He pleases.c

4Their idols are silver and gold,

made by human hands.d

5They have mouths but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see.

6They have ears but cannot hear,

noses, but cannot smell.e

7They have hands but cannot feel,

feet, but cannot walk.f

They cannot make a sound with their throats.g

8Those who make them areh just like them,

as are all who trust in them.i

9Israel,j trust in the LORD!k

He is their help and shield.l

10House of Aaron, trust in the LORD!m

He is their help and shield.n

11You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD!o

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;p

13He will bless those who fear the LORD —

small and great alike.q

14May the LORD add to your numbers,

both yours and your children’s.r

15May you be blessed by the LORD,

the Maker of heaven and earth.s

16The heavens are the LORD’s,t

but the earth He has given to the human race.u

17It is not the dead who praise the LORD,

nor any of those descending into the silence of death.v

18But we will praise the LORD,

both now and forever.w


a. 115:1 Ezk 36:22; Dn 9:18-19
b. 115:2 Ps 42:3,10; 79:10
c. 115:3 Ps 135:6; Dn 4:35
d. 115:4 2Kg 19:18; Is 37:19
e. 115:5-6 Is 46:7
f. 115:7 Jr 10:5
g. 115:7 Hab 2:18
h. 115:8 Or May those who make them become
i. 115:4-8 Ps 135:15-18
j. 115:9 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr read House of Israel
k. 115:9 Ps 118:2
l. 115:9 Gn 15:1; Dt 33:29; Ps 3:3; 5:12; 18:2; 28:7; 33:20; 119:114
m. 115:10 Ps 118:3; 135:19
n. 115:10-11 Ps 33:20
o. 115:11 Ps 22:23; 118:4
p. 115:12 Ps 98:3
q. 115:13 Rv 11:18; 19:5
r. 115:14 Dt 1:11
s. 115:15 Ps 121:2; 124:8; 134:3
t. 115:16 Lit Lord’s heavens
u. 115:16 Ps 89:11
v. 115:17 Ps 6:5; 31:17; 88:10-12
w. 115:18 Ps 113:2; Dn 2:20
Psalm 114
Top of Page
Top of Page