Heathen Idols Contrasted with the Lord.
1 aNot to us, O Lord, not to us,
But bto Your name give glory
Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your 1truth.
2 aWhy should the nations say,
“bWhere, now, is their God?”
3 But our aGod is in the heavens;
He bdoes whatever He pleases.
4 Their aidols are silver and gold,
The bwork of man’s hands.
5 They have mouths, but they acannot speak;
They have eyes, but they cannot see;
6 They have ears, but they cannot hear;
They have noses, but they cannot smell;
7 1They have hands, but they cannot feel;
2They have feet, but they cannot walk;
They cannot make a sound with their throat.
8 aThose who make them 1will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them.
9 O aIsrael, btrust in the Lord;
He is their chelp and their shield.
10 O house of aAaron, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
11 You who 1afear the Lord, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
12 The Lord ahas been mindful of us; He will bless us;
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
13 He will abless those who 1fear the Lord,
bThe small together with the great.
14 May the Lord agive you increase,
You and your children.
15 May you be blessed of the Lord,
aMaker of heaven and earth.
16 The heavens are athe heavens of the Lord,
But bthe earth He has given to the sons of men.
17 The adead do not praise 1the Lord,
Nor do any who go down into bsilence;
18 But as for us, we will abless 1the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
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