1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, because of your mercy and your truth;
2 lest at any time the nations should say, Where is their God?
3 But our God has done in heaven and on earth, whatever he has pleased.
4 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the works of men's hands.
5 They have a mouth, but they * Gr. will not. can’t speak; they have eyes, but they can’t see:
6 they have ears, but they can’t hear; they have noses, but they can’t smell;
7 they have hands, but they can’t handle; they have feet, but they can’t walk: they can’t speak through their throat.
8 Let those that make them become like to them, and all who trust in them.
9 The house of Israel trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
10 The house of Aaron trusts in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
11 They that fear the Lord trust in the Lord: he is their helper and defender.
12 The Lord has remembered us, and blessed us: he has blessed the house of Israel, he has blessed the house of Aaron.
13 He has blessed them that fear the Lord, both small and great.
14 The Lord † Or, increase you. add blessings to you and to your children.
15 Blessed are you° of the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth.
16 The heaven of ‡ Gr. sing. heavens belongs to the Lord: but he has given the earth to the sons of men.
17 The dead shall not praise you, O Lord, nor any that go down to Hades.
18 But we, the living, will bless the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.