Psalms 115

1Lord, we should not receive any honor. The honor belongs to you. The honor is yours because of your love and because we can trust you. 2Why should the nations wonder where our God is? 3God is in heaven, and he does whatever he wants. 4The “gods” of those nations are only statues made from gold and silver. They are only statues that some person made. 5Those statues have mouths, but can’t talk. They have eyes, but can’t see. 6They have ears, but can’t hear. They have noses, but can’t smell. 7They have hands, but can’t feel. They have legs, but can’t walk. And no sounds come from their throats. 8The people who make and trust those statues will become just like them! 9People of Israel, trust the Lord! The Lord is their strength and shield. 10Aaron’s family, trust the Lord! The Lord is their strength and shield. 11Followers of the Lord, trust the Lord! The Lord is their strength and shield. 12The Lord remembers us. The Lord will bless us. The Lord will bless Israel. The Lord will bless Aaron’s family. 13The Lord will bless his followers, great and small. 14I hope the Lord gives more and more to you and your children. 15The Lord made heaven and earth. And the Lord welcomes you! 16Heaven belongs to the Lord. But he gave the earth to people. 17Dead people don’t praise the Lord. People down in the grave don’t praise the Lord. 18But we bless the Lord now, and we will bless him forever more! Praise the Lord!

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