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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 give glory, for your loving kindness, and for your 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

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.

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy and for thy truth.

King James 2000 Bible
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake.

American King James Version
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your 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.

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth's sake.

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.

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.
Study Bible
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.







Lexicon
Not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of Your faithfulness.
אֲמִתֶּֽךָ׃ (’ă·mit·te·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness
(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. 115:1-8 Let no opinion of our own merits have any place in our prayers or in our praises. All the good we do, is done by the power of his grace; and all the good we have, is the gift of his mere mercy, and he must have all the praise. Are we in pursuit of any mercy, and wrestling with God for it, we must take encouragement in prayer from God only. Lord, do so for us; not that we may have the credit and comfort of it, but that they mercy and truth may have the glory of it. The heathen gods are senseless things. They are the works of men's hands: the painter, the carver, the statuary, can put no life into them, therefore no sense. The psalmist hence shows the folly of the worshippers of idols.
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