Psalm 115:1
New International Version
Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

New Living Translation
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.

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!

Berean Study Bible
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of Your loving devotion, because of 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.

New King James Version
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy, Because of Your truth.

New American Standard Bible
Not to us, LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy, because of Your truth.

NASB 1995
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.

NASB 1977
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Thy name give glory Because of Thy lovingkindness, because of Thy truth.

Amplified Bible
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth and faithfulness.

Christian Standard Bible
Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory because of your faithful love, because of your truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Not to us, Yahweh, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of Your faithful love, because of Your truth.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Not to us, LORD JEHOVAH, not to us, but to your Name give honor, because of your kindness and because of your truth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to thy name give glory, because of thy mercy and thy truth;

Contemporary English Version
We don't deserve praise! The LORD alone deserves all of the praise, because of his love and faithfulness.

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.

Good News Translation
To you alone, O LORD, to you alone, and not to us, must glory be given because of your constant love and faithfulness.

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.

International Standard Version
Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name be given glory on account of your gracious love and faithfulness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But unto Thy name give glory, For Thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake.

Literal Standard Version
Not to us, O YHWH, not to us, "" But to Your Name give glory, "" For Your kindness, for Your truth.

NET Bible
Not to us, O LORD, not to us! But to your name bring honor, for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness.

New Heart English Bible
Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name be the glory, for your loving kindness and for your faithfulness.

World English Bible
Not to us, Yahweh, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your loving kindness, and for your truth's sake.

Young's Literal Translation
Not to us, O Jehovah, not to us, But to Thy name give honour, For Thy kindness, for Thy truth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
To Your Name Be the Glory
1Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of Your loving devotion, because of Your faithfulness. 2Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”…

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

Psalm 96:8
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering and enter His courts.

Isaiah 48:11
For My own sake, My very own sake, I will act; for how can I let Myself be defamed? I will not yield My glory to another.

Ezekiel 36:22
Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: It is not for your sake that I will act, O house of Israel, but for My holy name, which you profaned among the nations to which you went.


Treasury of Scripture

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake.

A.

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, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

unto us

Psalm 74:22
Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.

Psalm 79:9,10
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy 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, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?

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
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations…

Micah 7:20
Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.









(1) Not unto us . . .--This rejection of all self-praise is implied in all Hebrew poetry.

Mercy . . . truth . . .--Both a distinct reference to the covenant. Both these covenanted blessings were assailed by the heathen taunt, "Where is now their God?"

It is difficult for us to reproduce in imagination the apparent triumph, which the idolater, who could point to his deity, felt he had over the worshipper of the invisible God, when outward events seemed to be going against the latter. But we may estimate the strength of the conviction, which even under the apparent withdrawal of Divine favour, could point to the heavens as the abode of the Invisible, and to misfortune itself as a proof of the existence and power of One who could in everything do what pleased him.

Verse 1. - Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name give glory. God is prayed to help Israel, but not for their sakes, not to cover them with glory - rather for his own sake, that glory may rest on his Name, and himself, among the nations. For thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. In order to be true to his qualities of mercifulness and truthfulness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to us,
לָ֥נוּ (lā·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew

O LORD,
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

not to us,
לֹ֫א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

but
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

to Your name
לְ֭שִׁמְךָ (lə·šim·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

be
תֵּ֣ן (tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

the glory,
כָּב֑וֹד (kā·ḇō·wḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

because of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Your loving devotion,
חַ֝סְדְּךָ֗ (ḥas·də·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

because
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

of Your faithfulness.
אֲמִתֶּֽךָ׃ (’ă·mit·te·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness


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