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Psalm 115

The Futility of Idols and the Trustworthiness of God

1 Not aunto us, O Lord, not unto us,

But to Your name give glory,

Because of Your mercy,

Because of Your truth.

2 Why should the 1Gentiles say,

b“So where is their God?”

3 cBut our God is in heaven;

He does whatever He pleases.

4 dTheir idols are silver and gold,

The work of men’s hands.

5 They have mouths, but they do not speak;

Eyes they have, but they do not see;

6 They have ears, but they do not hear;

Noses they have, but they do not smell;

7 They have hands, but they do not handle;

Feet they have, but they do not walk;

Nor do they mutter through their throat.

8 eThose who make them are like them;

So is everyone who trusts in them.

9 fO Israel, trust in the Lord;

gHe is their help and their shield.

10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord;

He is their help and their shield.

11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord;

He is their help and their shield.

12 The Lord 2has been mindful of us;

He will bless us;

He will bless the house of Israel;

He will bless the house of Aaron.

13 hHe will bless those who fear the Lord,

Both small and great.

14 May the Lord give you increase more and more,

You and your children.

15 May you be iblessed by the Lord,

jWho made heaven and earth.

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s;

But the earth He has given to the children of men.

17 kThe dead do not praise the Lord,

Nor any who go down into silence.

18 lBut we will bless the Lord

From this time forth and forevermore.

Praise the Lord!


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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